3 AAPI Journalists to Follow During Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

As we celebrate and acknowledge Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we’re spotlighting three accomplished journalists and reporters. These individuals channel their passion for the AAPI community through their award-winning work.

Celebrate their reporting this month and all year-round!

Ko Lyn Cheang

Ko Lyn is a seasoned journalist who joined The San Francisco Chronicle in 2024. Her primary focus is on AAPI communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. She covered city government and housing/real estate at her former publication, the Indianapolis Star. Cheang is a Singapore native and a graduate of Yale University. The Goldsmith Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Indiana Society for Professional Journalists have recognized her great work.

Stories by Ko Lyn Cheang:

Kimmy Yam

Kimmy is a reporter at NBC Asian America. She is an award-winning journalist best known for her work covering race, politics and culture in the AAPI community. She graduated from Georgetown University where she studied international relations. When describing her work, Yam says, “A reporter looks at an event and tries to dissect it and bring out the truth. I try to objectively figure out the truth and make sure we present different sides of the story.”

Stories by Kimmy Yam:

CeFaan Kim

CeFaan is an award-winning journalist who has been a correspondent for WABC-TV in New York City since 2015. He received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage during the coronavirus pandemic, multiple Emmy awards including for his coverage during the BLM protests, and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his anti-Asian hate coverage. CeFaan is a former co-chair of the Asian American Journalist Association Media Watch Committee.

Stories by CeFaan Kim:

These are just three of many phenomenal AAPI reporters and journalists. Who would you include? We’d love to know which amazing AAPI journalists, reporters and personalities you have your eyes on!

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