SuChin Pak, journalist, producer, and cohost of the Add to Cart podcast, joins Jerry to share how the Pak family came to America, her career in journalism, and the journey from California to New York. Listen in as SuChin and Jerry talk about understanding representation in the media (and the lack thereof), the impact of being an Asian American newscaster on MTV before social media, and using your voice to speak out during difficult times. Buy SuChin’s book, My Life Growing Up in Asian America, and listen to her podcast Add to Cart wherever you listen.
SuChin Pak is a veteran journalist who has been hosting and reporting the news for over 25 years. She has reported on ABC, NBC, Discovery Networks, Oxygen and E!. She is most known for her long career as the only female reporter for MTV News. From hosting red carpet shows, to reporting on presidential elections, international relief efforts and covering some of the biggest headlines in news, Pak has been a dedicated journalist since reporting on her first show at the age of 16.
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My Life Going Up Asian In America: https://www.capeusa.org/my-life-growing-up-asian-in-america
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