2014 Silver Circle Inductee Lori Matsukawa

Lori Matsukawa I've been in the news business for more than 31 years and still consider it a privilege and an honor.

Lori Matsukawa co-anchors KING 5 News weeknights at 7 and 11 on KING TV and 10 on KONG TV. She came to KING in 1983 to co-anchor Top Story, a daily in-depth news program. She also anchored the news on weekends, mornings and co-hosted Celebrate the Differences, a weekly minority affairs program. Lori has reported from Tokyo in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. She reported from the Winter Olympics in 2002 (Salt Lake City) and 2010 (Vancouver, B.C.) Her reporting has taken her to China, Japan, Honduras, Hawaii, Washington D.C. and New England. Her personal favorite is when she pulled 9Gs in an F-16 in 1999.

Lori was given the “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2005 by the Asian American Journalists Association for mentoring aspiring journalists. That same year, she was inducted into the University of Washington Communication Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame. In 2012, Lori was named a pioneering Asian American broadcast journalist by UNITY: Journalists of Color. She volunteers with the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, the Seattle Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, and has also served on the boards of the YMCA of Greater Seattle and Asian Counseling and Referral Service.

Lori was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and earned her B.A. at Stanford University and her M.A. from the University of Washington. She’s worked in Redding, CA and Portland, OR and at KOMO 4.

 
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