“I chase untold stories, sports, sunsets, surf, & sharks around the world.”
Destined to shine, her bright personality, experience, and sunny disposition led Angela to break boundaries in the world of sports and media as the first Asian-American female sportscaster to appear on ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, Tennis Channel, Fox Sports and NBC to name a few. During the time Angela hosted the “YAHOO! SPORTS MINUTE”, it became the longest running and #1 daily sports show online, won a Webby Award, and garnered over 600 million streams. Angela also co-hosted Season 4 of NBC’s “AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR”. She is currently host of “FOREIGN IN THE U.S.A.” travel show that can be seen nationally and in-flight on Delta Airlines.
As a world traveler, the award-winning journalist’s passion for storytelling and love for the oceans led to the creation of her first independent feature documentary, “PLASTIC PARADISE: THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH”. Angela directed & executive produced the film which has received critical praise and won 13 awards worldwide and been in over 40 film festivals, with supporters such as former VP Al Gore, Bette Midler, Jackson Browne, Forest Whitaker sharing about it on social media. The film helped start a #plasticparadise social media movement of thousands worldwide taking the pledge to say no to single-use plastics. The film has wide distribution and can currently be seen on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Itunes, Vudu, Pivot TV (US), LA7 (Italy), SBS2 (Australia), Taiwan & Sweden. For more info: www.plasticparadisemovie.com
Angela has appeared in USA Today, Tedx, Fox Business, NYtimes, Maxim, Bleacher Report, Salon.com, Answers.com, Forbes, Audrey Magazine, Men’s Fitness, The UK Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, the cover of Experience Life Magazine and more.
Chasing sharks. Kissing stingrays. Tasting bugs. All things that are normal fare in Angela’s world.
Angela is currently host of “Foreign in the U.S.A“, a travel show on thepta.com airing nationally & on Delta airlines in-flight. Angela was nominated for an Emmy award for her work hosting NBC’s lifestyle luxury newsmagazine, “LXTV First Look”. From 2008-2011, Angela’s passion for travel and adventure took her everywhere as host of NBC’s “LXTV: FIRST LOOK”. From exotic Hong Kong, to all around Los Angeles; celebrating fashion, cuisine, culture, and all things luxurious for the high-end newsmagazine.
She was also one of the faces of MTV’s new global venture, MTV IGGY. Angela hosted “InnerView” where she sat down one-on-one with top global figures and trendsetters as well as hosting the “MTV IGGY” show airing on MTV channels worldwide. As a producer, Angela has been in the field for MTV News and Germany’s Pro Sieben Network.
A proud Bruin, Angela graduated from UCLA and studied abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and Shandong University in China. Angela has conducted field research on the Great Barrier Reef focusing on reef sharks as well as surveying coral in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Thailand. She is an avid surfer and scuba diver, a citizen marine biologist for Reef Check and a certified Eco Diver with the Reef Check Internship program.
She speaks Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and some German. Angela is also a contributing writer for travel site wandermelon.com and Matador travel network. In her spare time, she has traveled to over 65 countries in hopes of filling her fourth passport soon with new stories and adventures behind each stamp.
Angela serves on the Board of Advisors for the Ocean Defender organization & an ambassador for the Whaleman Foundation, 5 Gyres, Simply Straws, Klean Kanteen, and Odina Surfwear.
As a host and correspondent for Al Gore’s Emmy award-winning Current TV from 2005-2007, Angela also produced, shot, and wrote her own stories. Her international work includes countries such as the Philippines, Australia, China, and Guatemala just to name a few. Whether it be discussing women’s status in China; investigating coffee as a commodity; looking at terrorism’s affect on tourism in Palawan; the dangers of binge drinking in Europe; or shedding light on the myths behind STDs; Angela’s journalistic sensibilities and news background from working at Channel One News guide her storytelling. In 2006, Her 3 part documentary series for Current TV about Underground Christian Missionaries in China won a Telly Award.
Born in Northern California, playing outdoors was not an option, it was a way of life. Angela’s love of sport, determination, and competitive spirit helped her thrive in volleyball, basketball, and softball throughout high school. Always blazing her own path, she decided to teach herself how to surf when most of the line-up was dominated by men. Also a self-taught snowboarder and skateboarder, this native Californian brings with her over 25 years of action sports experience. Angela competed in pro/am events, was a team rider for Loaded Skateboards, and has been product sponsored by Oakley, Vans, Reef, Roxy, Billabong, Rip Curl, and Fox Racing. She is currently a surf ambassador for Odina Surfwear.
Angela started her sports broadcasting career serving as lead correspondent on Fox Sports Net’s “54321” and “FSN’s DIG!” volleyball newsmagazine show, which then led to reporting for “X Center” for The X Games on ESPN2. Sports and entertainment collided at ESPN Hollywood, where Angela hit the red carpets, premieres, and awards shows, to interview the top athletes in the world. Angela continued her duties for the X Games through 2008. She joined The Tennis Channel in 2009 as anchor of “The Court Report” news program.
In 2010 Angela became the host of the “YAHOO! SPORTS MINUTE”, reaching millions of viewers daily online while also covering the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, NBA Playoffs, MLB All Star Weekend, NFL, and more. With Angela as host the YSM won a 2010 Webby Award and 2012 Telly Award. It was the longest running and #1 daily sports show online, garnering over 600 million streams during its entirety. Angela also co-hosted Season 4 of NBC’s “AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR”.
In 2013 Angela was on the field at Dodger stadium hosting the LIVE pre-game shows in front of an audience of 55,000 on the regular. Her broad spectrum of sports coverage includes sideline reporting for the 2016 Tennis French Open in Paris for Fox Sports as well as for the World Surf League at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA.
Angela is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association Sports Task Force, and volunteers with Boarding House Mentors, teaching at-risk youth how to surf and snowboard.