Jane Kim

Jane joined WCIA in April of 2021. Previously, Jane worked for FOX 21 Local News in Duluth, Minnesota. She had also previously worked for North Metro TV in Blaine, Minnesota as well as for the City of Burnsville in Minnesota.

Jane set out on her journalism journey by participating in a student mentorship program during her senior year of high school, which landed her an internship at the local Channel 12 News (now CCX) in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Through this opportunity, she spent a year shadowing reporters as well as learning how to compile and edit video footage, interview people in the community, and write newscast scripts.

Jane was inspired to study journalism in university after hearing about the story of Euna Lee and Laura Ling, two American journalists who were imprisoned in North Korea after filming refugees crossing from North Korea into China. Their bravery encouraged Jane to pursue a field where preserving the truth is paramount, despite all costs.

Jane attended the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism where she majored in broadcast journalism. During her time at Northwestern, she reported and anchored at the campus news station – the Northwestern News Network. In her junior year, Jane spent a quarter in the school’s residency program, putting her journalism knowledge into practice by working at the KVRR FOX News station in Fargo, North Dakota as a general assignment reporter intern.

After undergrad, Jane took a year to work as an anchor and reporter intern at the City of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. She then attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she earned her M.A., Business & Economics Concentration in journalism, writing her graduate thesis on foreign investment in New York real estate by Chinese and Japanese investors.

Jane is thrilled to be reporting in Champaign, Illinois. When she’s not reporting, Jane enjoys volunteering for her church, working out, playing tunes on her ukulele, and watching K-dramas to brush up on her Korean. You can reach her on Twitter at @updatesfromjane or via email at jakim@wcia.com.

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