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
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
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.