I'm a New York Times bestselling author & syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune newspaper group. My Rolling Stone article on BTS explored how the chart-topping Korean group has won over fans by speaking out on equality and mental health. I specialize in celebrity interviews, family travel, K-Pop and K-Dramas. A veteran journalist, I work with a pro photographer for my travelogues to turn in copy that's ready to run.
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Book Publishing Consumer
Newspaper - Local/Regional
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Chicago Tribune (10+), Los Angeles Times (3-5), Tribune Content Agency (10+), Rolling Stone (10+)
Other Work History
My writing appears in Rolling Stone, Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly, as well as newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and New York Daily News. I have appeared as a pop culture resource on NBC's “Today,” A&E's "Biography" and E! Entertainment's news specials. As a K-Pop expert, I have been interviewed for outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press and (the British glossy) Grazia.
Foreign Language Skills
Work Permits & Visas
I have a valid U.S. passport.
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Two-time Peter Lisagor award winner for excellence in journalism. New York Times bestseller.
Asian American Journalists Association.