Gene Kang

Gene Kang comes to FOX 28 from the "Windy City" - Chicago. But it's the warmth of Michiana that's really blown him away. South Bend, IN and the surrounding communities have been so welcoming to Gene... as he calls it his second home. From Notre Dame football to primary elections - it's a great place for a growing journalist.

He joined the FOX 28 family in October 2005 as the "WakeUp! Morning Show" Reporter. He takes pride in reporting the best news of the day. Gene does an average of five "live shots" almost every morning! His mission is to present stories that are informative, entertaining and unique.

Before joining FOX 28, Gene worked at KFDA-TV in Amarillo, TX. He anchored "News at Noon" and also reported. His most memorable story was on a summer camp designed for children with HIV and AIDS. It was truly a heartwarming experience.

Gene got his start in TV journalism as Senior Intern in the Consumer Unit: "Target 5" at WMAQ-TV in Chicago. That's where he discovered his passion for interviewing, reporting and creating a voice for community members. He also worked behind-the-scenes as one of their youngest assignment editors.

Gene is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association and has helped with several projects. He's also a dedicated member in faith of the SGI-USA and attributes his "unshakable" happiness to this practice:

When he's not hunting down a great story or seeking spiritual growth, Gene finds himself at the gym; visiting loved ones in Chicago; reading; watching his favorite reality shows; or playing tennis.

He's also a self-proclaimed animal/medical expert. His parents are Korean immigrants who happen to be a Veterinarian and Registered Nurse. He also dreams about being a back-up dancer for a Hip-Hop or Pop artist but says that's another story in itself!

In the meantime Gene says: "I'm so happy to be living out my career dream in Michiana. I'm honored to tell your unique stories, the best way I can... with passion."

Gene received his Bachelors degree in Broadcast Communications and minor in Business, Loyola University Chicago, 1999. He is an active "AAJA Men" committee member of the Asian American Journalists Association - focusing on opening doors for Asian American males in journalism. He is also a member of the National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association.

Gene was a scholarship recipient of the NLGJA Annual Convention, Chicago 2005. He was born in Chicago, first son of Dr. Young (John) Kang and Insook (Anne) Kang who are a Veterinarian and Registered nurse.

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