Anchor/Reporter KGO-TV San Francisco. Gold House 100 Most Impactful Asians 2021 MA|KC|CLT|TPA| Emerson. Book: Make Your Moment📚 (McGraw-Hill)

San Francisco, CA
Joined February 2011
Never had I felt so strongly about something to write an op-ed like this. Thank you @sfchronicle for allowing me to use my voice and to @abc7newsbayarea for championing me to be a voice for others. Especially in the Asian American community. bit.ly/2Umv0N2
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This is the man the Santa Clara County DA says attacked at least 14 Hindu women ages 50-73 in a 2 month hate crime spree. DA Rosen told me Lathan Johnson “rips off their jewelry, drags them down the street breaks their wrists, beats up their husband (s)”. #StopAAPIHate 🧵⬇️
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The DA says there may be more victims & they’re looking for people to come forward. The @HinduAmerican Foundation applauds the charging— saying during a time of increased attacks they’d like to see more counties charge crimes on #aapi victims at hate crimes. #StopAAPIHate
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𝟳𝟬-𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗢𝗹𝗱 𝗗𝗮𝗹𝘆 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗺𝗮 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗱, 𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗯𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀: a suspect wears a utility worker uniform & ski mask. Her granddaughter told her not to open the door. This video & her screams are heartbreaking #StopAAPIHate
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Skylar says 2 more men entered the backyard. When grandma tried to run to the front of the home that’s when the 1st man came in. The suspect even dragged her chihuahua before choking & beating her. ⠀ Her home was ransacked and Skylar says grandma’s life savings is gone.
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abc7ne.ws/3C2PDnj Skylar says the event was traumatic for her family but wanted to speak out especially for elderly Asian Americans. ⠀ “𝘐 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱.” #StopAAPIHate
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UPDATE: after breaking this story, a woman told me her 65-y/o mom was approached by what appears to be the same suspect in uniform (note same skeleton gloves) the same AM Skylar’s grandma was choked & robbed. You can hear the suspect in their surveillance video #StopAAPIHate
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More than 600 days after his brutal murder— Vicha Ratanapakdee Way is official. #stopaapihate 🎥: Abe Mendoza
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It has been 609 days since the senseless killing of 84-y/o Thai grandpa Vicha Ratanapakdee. Tomorrow a street in Anza Vista will be renamed “Vicha Ratanapakdee Way”. I ran into his daughter, Monthanus this week. She told me seeing the sign made her cry. (1/2) #StopAAPIHate
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Note: I’ve gotten to know Monthanus since breaking the story in 2021 & it is remarkable how her voice has become strong. Though make no illusions, she says raising awareness to #AAPI issues is not easy. Glad colleague @SuzannePhan is telling her story tonight. #StopAAPIHate
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This 68-year old jewelry shop owner was pistol-whipped & hit in the head w/a hammer 9/15 in DE. Son Steve told me he wants to spread awareness b/c “I’m thinking ab my family’s safety & safety of Korean biz owners.” He spoke w/@nydia_han & @6abc covering 🧵⬇️ #StopAAPIHate
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(2/3) Steve est. the jewelry taken was valued at around $100K. Wilmington PD say they arrested 39-y/o Calvin Ushery who is now in custody on a $130K cash-only bail. Steve added dad spent multiple nights in the ICU for brain/head trauma & has delayed speech & can’t walk.
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Note: the rest of the vid is too graphic & triggering for Steve’s family. It shows the suspect smashing & stealing for 20 mins. Steve set up a @gofundme to pay for med bills & to help dad retire. Excess funds will go to nonprofits fighting #stopaapihate bit.ly/3dKHGLb
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𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Grateful for friend & fellow journalist @nydiahan for championing the telling of this story. ⠀ She met w/sons David & Steve who said dad has owned Solid Gold 35 yrs. & survived not just the pandemic but a previous armed robbery #StopAAPIHate 6abc.cm/3SDWH0d
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The Suh family shared w/ @nydia_han this photo of Chang in rehab. He is learning again how to walk, talk & eat again. She says his sons are “teaching them about strength & resilience now more than ever.” ➡️ 6abc.cm/3SDWH0d #StopAsianHate
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BTW: this is an excerpt f/today’s @nypost. To those who feel like nobody is listening, never forget: all it takes is 1 for the domino effect to begin. TY Steve for trusting me w/ amplifying your family’s story. Your voice is strong & the country is listening. #StopAAPIHate
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Honored to be a part of @HistorySanJose — and to alongside you LEGENDS! ✨
So fun to see Bay Area rockstar journalists in strong support of preserving Chinese American history in San Jose through the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (@HistorySanJose). Thank you for volunteering your valuable time, @RHandaNBC @DionLimTV and @janyanehiro!
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𝗩𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘆: “𝘐’𝘮 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦.” ⠀ Amanda walked in on a robbery at her Hollister home Th around 11:30 & found by 2 men inside w/guns who took 10 m/o old pregnant Melani ⠀ 🧵⬇️
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Amanda’s face is bruised from being attacked & she’s in a lot of pain. (Pic from happier times) ⠀ Hollister PD tell me this is the 1st French Bulldog robbery incident to happen in Hollister. (Note: here’s Amanda coming home. I had to mute the audio b/c of the men’s profanity.)
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I asked Roxana if she wants her parents to move away. “𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘸 𝘶𝘱 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦. 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 & my 𝘮𝘰𝘮 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘴. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘖𝘢𝘬𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥.” 🥺 abc7ne.ws/3djJ7QH
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