First-ever Hmong male news anchor in US almost brought to tears on his debut by surprise video message
This week, Chenue Her became the first Hmong male news anchor in the U.S.
Making history: On Oct. 4, Her experienced his first day as an anchor for WOI-TV Local 5 News in Iowa and was surprised by an encouraging video message from his long-time friend, fellow journalist and role model Gia Vang, according to Kare 11.
Bay Area news anchor suspended after fight over tagline criticizing lack of news coverage toward women of color
Weeks after returning to KTVU, Bay Area veteran news anchor Frank Somerville was reportedly taken off the air again for allegedly disagreeing with a news director over the station’s coverage of Gabby Petito’s disappearance.
Newsroom spat: Somerville, 63, was reportedly slapped with an “indefinite suspension” after a newsroom spat with news director Amber Eikel over coverage of the Petito homicide case, a source familiar with the matter told the Mercury News.
Wendy Chioji, former WESH 2 News anchor in Florida has passed away at the age of 57 after battling cancer for several years.
Chioji was born in Oxnard, California and raised in Maryland. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and later joined WESH in 1988 after relocating from Savannah, Georgia. She began her career as an evening reporter for the Floridian news outlet, covering a story she wrote for the 50th anniversary of WESH-TV.
A local CBS News anchor stepped out of the shadows to reveal a skin condition that has covered her face for months, relieving herself of the emotional exhaustion that came with hiding it.
Frances Wang, who works at CBS Miami, unveiled her struggle in a moving Instagram post on Sept. 17, which included a series of photos showing the progression of her condition in the last four months.
A popular news anchor from South Korea has resigned over allegations that he secretly photographed the “lower area of a woman’s body.”
Kim Sung-joon, a 55-year-old editorial writer and former top anchor at broadcaster SBS, asked for forgiveness after police caught him in the act at a metro station in Seoul, reports Yonhap news.
Xinhua News Agency recently debuted its first-ever English speaking Artificial Intelligence (AI) news anchor, which can read and deliver the news just like a real person.
The AI anchor, which made its debut at the fifth World Internet Conference that was recently held in Zhejiang, was modeled after a real-life news anchor for Xinhua, Zhang Zhao, according to the video.