CeFaan Kim, an ABC 7 reporter in New York City, will serve as the new co-chair of the MediaWatch Committee of the Asian American Journalists Association, effective immediately.
Kim joined the ABC7 Eyewitness News team in September of 2015. Prior to joining Eyewitness News, Kim was a General Assignment reporter for News 12 Westchester.
Kim has also worked as a reporter for NY1 News, covering the borough of Queens. Before covering Queens, Kim worked in the NY1 News political unit as an associate producer for “Inside City Hall.” In 2008, he traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire to field produce coverage of the presidential campaigns of former Senator Hillary Clinton, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and former Senator Barack Obama. He also co-produced Eliot Spitzer’s 2006 gubernatorial general election debate, Andrew Cuomo’s primary debate in his run for State Attorney General, and Clinton’s 2006 Senatorial debate.
Kim served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves from 2000-2006. He graduated from the Non-Commissioned Officer’s Academy on the Commadant’s List and is a graduate of New York University.
Currently, Kim serves as an adviser to the Council of Korean-Americans and is a special adviser to the National Association of Asian-American Professionals (NAAAP). He is a faculty member of AAJA’s Media Institute and serves as a mentor for the organization. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Kim currently resides in Queens, New York.
For a full list of committee members, visit AAJA.org’s MediaWatch page.