We watch them everyday on our various screens, listening to their words as they tell of the world’s affairs. Over the years, they become familiar faces, trusted sources of information that often bring us feelings of comfort and stability in the midst of chaos. We know them by name; and though we may not know them personally, we welcome them into our homes with the readiness of old friends. For the best television reporters and news anchors, it is the love of being a part of history and having intimate knowledge of events that drive their passion; and for Sula Kim, it was precisely that. The love of seeking the truth and telling the world was what set her feet on the path as a TV reporter. “I grew up in Los Angeles, and the 1992 riots galvanized me to be a TV journalist because I was intrigued by the power of television. History was unfolding before my eyes in real time, and I thought that was pretty cool,” recalls Kim.
Naturally, it took hard work and perseverance to get where she wanted to go; and after graduating from the University of California San Diego, she went on to start her television career in 2000. “My first day on camera was horrible!” Kim laughs. “I had no idea what I was doing, and I struggled a lot with writing, speaking, and being on-camera. It was terrifying, and I wanted to give up many times and just move back home!”