master of ceremonies
suzie suh - news anchor
Suzie Suh was born in South Korea, raised in Orange County and went to school in San Diego. She considers herself a true ‘So-Cal Girl’ at heart but really learned that “there’s no place like home” while moving around the country for her job. Suzie previously co-anchored the weekend evening news on CBS2 and KCAL9. Before that, Suzie was a General Assignment Reporter for the two stations’ Orange County Bureau. Prior to returning to Southern California, Suzie was a Reporter/Fill-in Anchor/Weekend Assignment Editor for the WB affiliate in ‘Fabulous Las Vegas.’ She also spent a couple of cruel, but beautiful winters in Northwestern Montana where she ‘one-man banded’ for a NBC affiliate. Suzie’s passion for journalism is rooted in two things: The ability to learn something new every day and meeting the people who teach her those things
Carol Park - author
Author Carol Park grew up in Los Angeles during the 1980s and 1990s, a time of ethnic strife. Now she seeks to give voice to the Korean American community both then and now.
Hyungwon Kang - Photographer
As a photojournalist for more than three decades, Hyungwon Kang has been a witness to history. Kang has worked for Reuters, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times and TIME Magazine. During his tenure in journalism, Kang has served as a Photographer, Photo Editor, Front Page Photo Editor, Photo Assignment Editor, and as a Manager. Kang who grew up in Southern California, attended Berendo Middle School in Los Angeles Koreatown, Sequoia Jr. High in Reseda, Bishop Amat Memorial High in La Puente and graduated with BA in Political Science/International Relations from UCLA. Kang was on the staff of Los Angeles Times during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Currently, Kang works as Senior Picture Editor at Thomson Reuters Pictures North America Desk. Duties include assigning, editing and coverage of news, sports and feature stories in the U.S. and in Canada.