Vivian Ho

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Vivian Ho
OccupationJournalist, writer
Alma materBoston University

Vivian Ho is a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, a newspaper in California.[1]


Ho has been working for The San Francisco Chronicle since 2011. As a reporter at the desk in the Hall of Justice, her work focused on crime and breaking news. She has covered Occupy demonstrations, Anonymous protests, the Edwin Ramos trial, the World Series riots and the Chevron refinery fire, criminal street gangs, sexual assaults, domestic violence cases and police personnel matters. Ho also writes for Chronicle Watch. Prior to working for The Chronicle, she worked for the Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram and Gazette as a reporter.


She has lived in New England for most of her life.[2]


In 2009, Vivian Ho was profiled in her capacity as Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Free Press at Boston University.[3]

In September 2011, Ho achieved notoriety when she was one of several journalists arrested while covering a protest of Bay Area Rapid Transit. Ho was allegedly handcuffed after identifying herself as a journalist. Her arrest drew criticism from the Chronicle.[4]

In January 2012, Ho was again arrested covering the Occupy Oakland protest.[5]


  1. ^ Students, media detained at BART protest
  2. ^ "Reporter - San Francisco Chronicle". SF Chronicle. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  3. ^ Seth Rolbein - BU Today, "Latest in a Long Line: Vivian Ho on the mission, and juggle, of running a student daily"
  4. ^ BART police should let reporters do their jobs
  5. ^ Mother Jones Journalists Arrested at Occupy Oakland

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