Welcome back to Season 2, Episode 145 of the Asian Hustle Network Podcast! We are very excited to have Michelle Li on this week's show.
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Michelle Li is a news anchor for NBC-affiliate KING-TV in Seattle. She is a morning show anchor and co-created and hosted the show Take 5, a daily, hour-long, interactive news show before it sunsetted in 2019.
Previously, Michelle worked as the primary evening anchor for legacy stations in Wisconsin, the Coastal Carolinas and Southwest Missouri.
Michelle has been recognized for leading innovation and audience engagement projects in newsrooms. Google, Poynter, Facebook, and RTDNA have showcased her work in newsrooms across the country.
She has received four national Murrow awards and 9 regional Emmys. Congress also honored her with an Angels in Adoption award for her dedication to international and domestic adoption causes. As a Korean adoptee, Michelle spent many summers volunteering with adoptive families and in orphanages in Seoul. She launched a television program in Missouri to help foster kids find more permanent solutions and spoke at the National Press Club for international adoption awareness.
Michelle's more notable recognition includes 5 regional Emmys for interactivity in Chicago and Nashville, national Murrows for innovation and feature writing, regional Murrows for social media and innovation, Social Media Personality of the Year for Wisconsin, two regional Murrows for writing, and Anchor of the Year of the Carolinas.
Michelle grew up in a rural area near Kansas City and studied journalism at the University of Kansas. Her hobbies are mostly cooking and volunteering, and she loves being a homebody with her husband Jim and their son. Jim is an Emmy-award-winning photographer who now works as a software engineer for a news corporation. For fun, Michelle once played a reporter in the movie 'Tammy' and on the TV show 'The Following'.
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