Kathy Park Anchor / Reporter

Kathy Park

Kathy Park is a reporter and weekend morning anchor for ABC7 and NewsChannel 8.

She joined the team in 2008. Since then, she covered many high profile events both in the field and on the anchor desk including the historic Inauguration of Barack Obama, and the blizzard of 2010, which earned her an Emmy nomination.

Before arriving to the District, Kathy reported on stories in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia at WCYB/Fox Tri-Cities.

The DC-area is home for Kathy. She grew up in Silver Spring and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland. Go Terps!

As an undergrad she reported for Capital News Service, interned at Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC, the DIY Network and NBC4. One of her first opportunities in the newsroom was at the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, where she worked as a Meredith-Cronkite fellow.

Kathy is a first generation Korean-American and has studied abroad in Seoul. She is the former DC-chapter president of the Asian American Journalists Association, and a current board member.

Behind the scenes, Kathy enjoys spending time with family, traveling to warm destinations, discovering new places to eat and all things fashion.

Follow her @kathyparknews or on Facebook.

Contact Kathy

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1100 Wilson BLVD, Suite 601 Arlington, VA 22209

Recent Stories

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  2. Thousands volunteer to clean up Anacostia River Watershed

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