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.
- 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
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.
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 www.katiniba.com.
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