Generation Now is LA18’s exclusive web show that aims to be the voice for Asian Americans. Whether it is putting a spotlight on philanthropy, social issues or just pure entertainment, Generation Now provides a unique platform where viewers can be educated, informed and entertained.

Generation Now

  • Reflects the changing face of Asian Americans
  • Targets millennials and 2nd & 3rd generation+ Asian Americans
  • Highlights the movers and shakers of the Asian community: innovative philanthropists, community leaders and entertainers
  • Strives to be the conversation starter when it comes to social issues that call for action and community support

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Cindy J. Lee is the creator and host of Generation Now, a show she claims is “absolutely imperative” for the growing 2nd and 3rd generation+ Asian community.

As a 2nd Generation Korean-American herself, she was born in Los Angeles but moved to South Korea at a young age. After moving back to Los Angeles in high school and earning her B.A. in broadcast journalism at the prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism at University of Maryland, she has resided in San Francisco, Washington D.C. and London, ultimately returning to her hometown. Along the way, she realized the importance of cherishing one’s cultural identity – no matter where you are – even if you don’t speak the language.

Generation Now will provide content that unites, empowers and gives a voice to the Asian community,” she said. “Through Generation Now, we will deliver fun, unique and socially relevant content that anyone can relate to. You don’t have to speak an Asian language to enjoy all the amazing things Asian culture has to offer!”

Like most busy-minded millennials, Cindy J. is a master of multitasking. In addition to working on the show, she is in charge of liaising with more than a dozen non-profit organizations, community leaders and public officials on behalf of LA18. She also doubles as the station’s PR manager, mainly focusing on strengthening the company’s brand and facilitating external and internal relations. Prior to this, she worked as the station’s entertainment producer, covering major Hollywood events including the Oscars, Grammy and SAG Awards.

Twitter @CindyJLee
Instagram @CindyJ.Lee


Kat Iniba is a television producer, journalist, editor and writer. She recently celebrated her 8th anniversary of hosting and producing her show, Halo Halo with Kat Iniba – an entertainment and lifestyle television program dedicated to the Asian and Asian Pacific American community; which aired on LA18 (KSCI-TV) and on KIKU-TV, in Hawaii.

Kat first pursued her passion for storytelling in high school as a writer and reporter for her school’s weekly newscast “Lobo News”. Following high school, she attended the University of Hawaii as a theater major and eventually received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Fullerton in Communications – TV/Film.

During her broadcasting career, Kat served as a freelancer for several entertainment webseries. In addition, she has covered numerous red carpet events including the Screen Actors Guild Awards, American Music Awards, Teen Choice, as well as backstage at the Academy Awards. Several notable interviews include, The Black Eyed Peas, Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Lee Min-Ho, George Takei and Academy Award Winner Jared Leto.

Kat is a classically trained pianist with over 15 years of experience and enjoys playing and performing during her free time.

LA18 welcomes back Kat and the invaluable experience and expertise that she brings as a correspondent of Generation Now.

For more information, you can head to her website at

Twitter @katiniba
Facebook @kat.iniba

3 days ago
9 Strangest Museums in the U.S. - LA18 TV

Everyone's been to art museums like LACMA, MOCA, etc. But how about those places that house collectibles that we didn’t even know were collectible? There seems to be a museum for almost everything, from dog collars to lawnmowers…and yeah, even tap water!

Check out the link below for a taste of only 9 of the many strange museums in the United States:

#museum #weird #travel #ufo #badart #bunnies + more of the bizarre ahead...

LA18 Generation Now - Online Exclusive

1 week ago
10 Non-Koreans Who Speak Korean Better Than Some Koreans - LA18 TV

Have you ever watched a Korean drama wishing you didn’t need subtitles?

Thankfully, enough online streaming websites now provide not only English but multi-language subtitles. Even then, it’d be nice to learn the language and all the cultural nuances so that you don’t ever have to miss a joke, right? Well, there is hope! Meet these 10 people from all around the world who are absolutely astonishingly fluent in #Korean and let them inspire you.

Some speak better Korean than Koreans themselves! (Turn on subtitles...)

#kdrama #YoonMiRae #SamHammington #luckyinkorea #SamOkyere #TylerRasch

Generation Now - LA18 Online Exclusive

1 week ago

Get ready, Austin, TX – Kollaboration is bringing some serious #AsianAmerican talent to South by Southwest (#SXSW)!

#LA18_GenerationNow’s Cindy J. Lee sits down with singers Megan Lee, Melissa Polinar, actor Dante Basco and Kollaboration">#Kollaboration Executive Director #MinjiChang to talk about representing at the annual music and film festival.

Kollaboration will be hosting an interactive conference titled “Asian Americans Break the Silence & Stereotypes” and the first official Asian American showcase in SXSW.

To watch the full interview (insightful, fun, empowering), click the link below:

1 week ago
Get Used To It

Friends & fam! Thank you so much for your continued support! Lots of you have asked what's next for us so check out our LA18 Generation Now interview with Kat Iniba to learn more!

2 weeks ago
13 Dessert Trends That Carried Onto 2017 - LA18 TV

Have you seen #BloomingMarshmallows - a new invention by #DominiqueAnsel, you know, the same pastry chef who invented the #cronut?!

I know all this #dessert talk is getting your mouth watery, especially if you have a #sweettooth. Trends come and go in the dessert world & elsewhere (Hello Pinkberry and Froyo), & it’s exciting to see people’s creativity unfold.

Click the link below for 13 dessert trends that bloomed in 2016 (some in the years before) & going strong into 2017.

#foodporn #bingsoo #loopchurros #lightbulbdrink

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3 weeks ago
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March programs on #LA18 include top dramas, variety, local news. Tune in to your favorites & catch up on past episodes of our local programs on!

#Saimdang #Defendant #InnocentDefendant with English subtitles + #MoonlightDrawnByClouds for Chinese viewers!

3 weeks ago
Do You Know These 6 Asian Characters? - LA18 TV

In America we have the iconic #MickeyMouse and #BugsBunny - fictional characters that exist inside a cartoon and its universe, whether on TV, movie screens, or paper.

Not so much in East Asian cultures, particularly ones in Japan and Korea.

Sure, there are fictional characters from #Pokémon to #SailorMoon, but the characters in East Asia are not always from a cartoon or an anime. Sometimes they’re birthed as a franchise to reflect a cultural sentiment for the purpose of selling merchandise to their respective generation.

The stories are the characters and the characters, the story.

Click the link below to get a refresher on 6 notable characters that were popular in Asia!

#HelloKitty #Mashimaro #Gudetama

1 month ago
10 Photos That Will Get You Back on The Fitness Grind - LA18 TV

How is it already almost March and how are you faring at your New Year’s resolutions? According to New Years Resolution Statistics, 21.4% of respondents set goals to lose weight / eat healthy, and 12.3% said they wanted to invest in life / self improvements.

If you’ve made that dedication to be #healthy and #fit, you know how much hard work goes into making this a reality. Need a little motivation to keep you in line or to reignite your drive? Click on the link below for reasonable fitness challenges + before-and-after pictures of others making it work to empower you!

#EatHealthy #Fitness #LoseWeight #BelieveInYourself!

LA18 Generation Now - Online Exclusive

1 month ago
LA18 presents The Great Wall Giveaway

Have you checked out LA18's #TheGreatWall Giveaway yet? Friday (2/24) 5:00 PM is the last day to enter!
Here are a couple of hints for the scavenger hunt:

Find three more and fill out the entry form at!
#Contest #China #Lucky~

1 month ago
What Do People Mean When They Say They’re Extra? - LA18 TV

In today’s world, “extra” has taken its definition to an extra level–extra is basically when someone goes so above and beyond that it’s almost outrageous (and entirely hilarious).

Trust me, you’ll know it when you see it.

Take a look for yourself at these 12 extra people at the link:

#extra #funfacts #internetslang #weekend

1 month ago
Saimdang, Memoir of Colors (사임당, 빛의 일기) Korean Drama Preview

TONIGHT! Much-anticipated #kdrama about an art historian, played by star actress #LeeYoungAe, who comes across an old Joseon relic in Italy that contains the hidden secrets of #Saimdang, the most revered female poet-philosopher in Korean history.

Lee Young-ae also plays the part of the ancient poetess in prolonged flashback sequences that slowly reveal the mystery behind the artifact. She’s both historian and subject, in the present and past.

This drama has been long awaited by fans since filming finished last summer and it has received much attention because it will be Lee Young-ae’s first comeback to the small screen since her international fame-launching drama, #DaeJangGeum (#JewelinthePalace) 14 years ago. Co-starring another international star #SongSeungHeon as Saimdang’s devoted lover, this drama is also expected to be a global success~

Air Schedule: Wed-Thu 9:00 PM | February 16 to May 31, 2017 with English subtitles

#SaimdangLightsDiary #사임당빛의일기
For drama information, pictures and more visit

1 month ago
LA18 Presents The Great Wall Giveaway

LA18 presents THE GREAT WALL GIVEAWAY for an amazing chance to win a trip to China!

In celebration of the fantasy epic #TheGreatWall, in theaters February 17th, win a trip for two to Beijing where you can visit the Wall for real – one of the world’s greatest wonders, stretching 5,500 miles long.

•Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 to Beijing & transportation from the airport to hotel
•4-night stay at the luxurious 5-star Sofitel Wanda Hotel
•A once-in-a-lifetime visit to the Great Wall
•A guided tour of Beijing’s greatest sites – including the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace
•Spending Money ($1,200)

Visit and follow the instructions to complete the entry form.

Good luck!

#Contest #Travel to #China!

1 month ago
BTS: Hangin' with Dia Frampton

Behind the Scenes! #LA18_GenerationNow's Kat Iniba and Cindy J. Lee hang out with talented singer/songwriter #DiaFrampton in the green room & studio before and after her interview.

#liveperformance #portosbakery #sosweet #magicshow

1 month ago
9 Witty Ways People are Celebrating Valentine's Day in 2017 - LA18 TV

It’s 2017 and we’re living in the Internet Age. Good ol’ Valentine-o-grams are now memes & GIFs, and you can get your love tank filled by watching people bake and do other great things, while marveling at their genius shared all across social media. Thank goodness for these hilarious, creative Internet people on holidays like #ValentinesDay, who lets you know that you’re not alone…even as they remind you that you actually are.

Here are a few witty (and creative) ways people are expressing their Valentine’s Day sentiment this year.

Visit the link below to see more!

1 month ago
Dia Frampton - "Bruises" Interview - LA18 TV

#LA18_GenerationNow's Kat Iniba sits down with singer-songwriter Dia Frampton to talk about her upcoming album "Bruises". Exclusive performance included!
#DiaFrampton #Bruises #KatIniba

Generation Now’s Kat Iniba sits down with singer-songwriter Dia Frampton to talk about her upcoming album Bruises, which explores the ups and downs of life. The record, which is available March 3, aims to deliver the message that we are not alone, and everyone has their own story and struggles. Dia…

1 month ago
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So many GOOD #kdrama's on air this month, keep it locked on channel 18:

For our Chinese viewers, #MoonlightDrawnByClouds weekdays at 7PM.

For our Korean drama lovers - highly anticipated #SaimdangLightsDiary #사임당빛의일기 (starring #SongSeungHeon + #LeeYoungAe) & ratings hit, crime thriller #Defendant #피고인 - both will air with English subtitles.

For our TV schedule visit :
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds | 雲畫的月光 :
Other drama and program updates coming soon!

1 month ago
Kris Wu Interview - xXx Return of Xander Cage

What does actor Kris Wu have to say about his experience on #ReturnOfXanderCage? What's been filling up his super busy schedule? Watch our LA18 Prime News (LA18 Korean TV) interview to find out! (Interview in English with Korean subtitles.)

Visit our webpage to watch his music video for #Juice & more:

#xXxTheMovie #VinDiesel #KrisWu

2 months ago
San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival 2017 - LA18 TV

We're at San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival! Come by the #LA18 booth to enter our CA$H Giveaway! LIKE our Facebook page to get more entries to win!

For more details visit

San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival 2017 Jan 9, 2017 Share FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinTumblrEmail Join LA18 as we celebrate the Lunar New Year – the most anticipated Asian holiday of the year. LA18 is proud to join forces with the City of San Gabriel in presenting this highly anticipated...

2 months ago
LA18 Talent #GoRedWearRed - Behind the Scenes

The lovely ladies of #LA18 supporting Go Red For Women in this behind the scenes photo shoot in preparation for National Wear Red Day on February 3!


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