Kyung Lah

Kyung Lah has been a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 News, Chicago since January 2000, reporting for all of the station’s newscasts.

Before becoming a reporter at CBS 2, Lah served as a news reporter for KGTV in San Diego, Calif. (1995-2000).  She was one of the first reporters on the scene of “Heaven’s Gate,” the religious cult that committed mass suicide.  Prior to that, Lah was a general assignment reporter at WWMT-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich. (1994-95).  She first worked at CBS 2 as a field producer and researcher, as well as an undercover producer for the station’s investigation unit (1993-94).  She began her career in journalism as a reporter and anchor at WDWS-AM/WHMS-FM Radio in Champaign, Ill. (1992-93).

Lah has received numerous awards including: a local Emmy for investigative reporting; Best Criminal Justice/Legal Affairs Award from the San Diego Press Club (1998); and recognition from the Associated Press (1996) and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (1995).

She is a current member of the Asian American Journalists Association and a marathon runner.

Lah graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois in 1993 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.  Lah, who was born on August 27, 1971, in Seoul, South Korea, grew up in Streamwood, Ill., and graduated from Hoffman Estates High School.  She lives in Chicago with her husband.


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