Lee Ann Kim
is a first-generation Korean American
who was an anchor and general assignment reporter for KGTV
Channel 10, the San Diego
, California ABC
television affiliate. She worked at KGTV from 1996 to 2008. She is also the executive director of the San Diego Asian Film Foundation
, which presents the annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, an event she founded in 2000 with the Asian American Journalists Association
of San Diego. She has been married to Louis Song since 1997, with whom she has two sons.
Lee Ann Kim was born in Seoul
, South Korea
and her family emigrated to Chicago in 1971 where she spent most of her childhood life with her three younger sisters, her mother, and her father, who is a doctor. She majored in broadcast journalism
with a minor in Spanish at the University of Maryland
After discussing it for many years, a story she saw on former National Football League quarterback Dan Marino
's own family, prompted Lee Ann and her husband to adopt a child while having a birth child of their own. They contacted Holt International
adoption agency and were matched with a boy in March, 2005. However, when the agency was notified that Kim was to give birth in July, 2005, the agency put a stop to the adoption process and reassigned the boy to another family. This was devastating for Kim, who had already named the boy Samuel.
Her birth child, Weston Yongwon Song, was born in July 2005.
Lee Ann and Louis Song continued to pursue adoption as soon as her... Read More