CNN Newsource correspondent Kyung Lah has been appointed as a Tokyo-based international correspondent assigned to cover Japan and other regional assignments; it was announced today by Parisa Khosravi, senior vice president of international newsgathering for CNN.
As a national correspondent for CNN Newsourse based in Washington, D.C., Lah covered major news stories including the Virginia Tech and Amish school shootings, the recent “Jena 6” racial demonstrations as well as political stories for approximately 800 CNN Newsource partner stations.
Lah recently worked on assignment in Tokyo for CNN International covering a broad range of business, technology and sporting stories including the dramatic China Air plane crash in Okinawa and growing concern over the safety of nuclear facilities situated in earth quake zones.
“To be able to recruit such a strong candidate for an international assignment from within CNN shows the depth of skills and talent that we have across our networks,” Khosravi said. “Kyung has a real passion for international news, and her Newsource experience will be invaluable as she serves the demands of CNN’s many networks and services.”
Lah joined CNN Newsource from KNBC-Los Angeles, where she served as a morning news reporter for Today in L.A. and as a midday anchor. During her time at KNBC, she covered such stories as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s election as California’s governor, the 2003 California wild fires and the Michael Jackson trial. Prior to that, Lah was a reporter in Chicago for the CBS affiliate, WBBM.
In San Diego, Lah worked as a general assignment and long-form investigative reporter at ABC affiliate KGTV, where she won a regional Emmy for specialty reporting. Her first reporting position was at CBS affiliate, WWMT in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Born is Seoul, South Korea, Lah graduated with honors from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.