arts and entertainment editor, Seattle Times
Kim was born in New York City and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Oklahoma. He got his start in journalism as a copy editor at the Tulsa World in Oklahoma in 1986. In 1992 he moved to California and became entertainment editor at the Contra Costa Times, where he worked for four years and wrote a regular humor column on pop culture. Since 1996, Kim has been arts and entertainment editor at the Seattle Times, a creative leader in his newsroom on experimenting with the intersection of technology and diversity. He has been a leader in the national Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), including work on AAJA’s Vision 2020 Leadership summit, the UNITY conference and serving as editor for Voices student project for AAJA. Kim has helped the Seattle Times Newsfeatures department place in the top three of the Missouri Lifestyle Awards’ General Excellence category – the top honor for feature sections — in eight of nine years and Kim earned a National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for humor writing in 1994.
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