Portland Chapter Member: Dmae Roberts

Portland Chapter Member: Dmae Roberts

By AAJA National   05.29.2012

Dmae Roberts is a two-time Peabody Award-winning radio artist/writer whose work airs regularly on NPR. Her work is often autobiographical and cross-cultural and is informed by her biracial identity. Her Peabody award-winning documentary, “Mei


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Sacramento Chapter Member: Matt Kawahara

Sacramento Chapter Member: Matt Kawahara

By Paul Cheung   05.29.2012

Matt is a general assignment sportswriter for The Sacramento Bee. He got his start with The Bee in 2010 as AAJA-Sacramento’s first summer intern, and he is now a chapter board member. Q&A Who do you


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Denver Chapter Member: Ali McNally

Denver Chapter Member: Ali McNally

By AAJA National   05.29.2012

Ali is a media relations professional at Appliance Factory Outlet in Denver. She was previously a reporter for the legal trade paper Law Week Colorado, where she earned several awards from the Society of


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New England Chapter Member: Mike Yam

New England Chapter Member: Mike Yam

By Paul Cheung   05.28.2012

Mike Yam joined ESPN as an anchor in October 2008. Before that, he worked as a sports talk host at Sirius Satellite Radio and for NBATV. Mike is a graduate of Fordham University. Find


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Asia Chapter Member: Hannah Bae

Asia Chapter Member: Hannah Bae

By Paul Cheung   05.27.2012

Hannah Bae works in public affairs for the U.S. State Department in Seoul. A native of Washington, D.C., she arrived in Korea in 2007 as a Princeton-in-Asia journalism fellow at the JoongAng Daily, the


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Portland Chapter Member: Peter Bhatia

Portland Chapter Member: Peter Bhatia

By Paul Cheung   05.26.2012

When Peter Bhatia was named executive editor of the Oregonian in 2010, he became the first South Asian to run a major daily newspaper in the United States. Peter, a Pullman, Wash. native, has worked


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At-Large Member: Dorothy Parvaz

At-Large Member: Dorothy Parvaz

By Paul Cheung   05.25.2012

Dorothy is a journalist for Al Jazeera Online, where she covers the Middle East, although she also has been reporting on the aftermath of Japan’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. Born in Iran, Dorothy was


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New York Chapter Member: Michelle Yu

New York Chapter Member: Michelle Yu

By Paul Cheung   05.24.2012

Michelle Yu is an anchor/reporter for the SNY network. Prior to joining SNY, she was a sports reporter at NY1 News. Michelle began her sports journalism career in print, writing for Gannett’s Journal News


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Minnesota Chapter Member: Leslie Brooks Suzukamo

Minnesota Chapter Member: Leslie Brooks Suzukamo

By Paul Cheung   05.23.2012

Les Suzukamo is an award-winning business reporter covering technology, energy and local media. He was a founding member of AAJA’s Minnesota chapter and was co-chairman of the Twin Cities AAJA National Convention in 1996. Q&A What’s your


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Washington, D.C., Chapter Member: Sisi Wei

Washington, D.C., Chapter Member: Sisi Wei

By Paul Cheung   05.22.2012

Sisi is an interactive graphics designer and journalist who aspires to use stunning and interactive visual displays to tell stories that attract even the most uninterested reader. She believe that transforming complex information into


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