Deedee Sun is a multimedia journalist / reporter who joined the KIRO7 team in August 2017.
She was previously reporting and anchoring for KWCH12 in Wichita, Kansas another CBS news affiliate.
Deedee is a journalist who believes local news can drive change for the better in communities - that's why she she's always searching for the stories that matter.
If you have any stories or news tips you'd like to share with Deedee, you can find her on Facebook at facebook.com/DeedeeKIRO7, on Twitter @DeedeeKIRO7, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before Kansas, Deedee was reporting for WICU & WSEE (now called Erie News Now) in Erie, PA. There she also filled in as anchor and producer.
Her other experiences have taken her to other major markets across the country and even across the pond. She interned with KABC in Los Angeles, WCVB in Boston, and CBS Network’s London Bureau. She also landed a Meredith-Cronkite fellowship with KPHO in Phoenix.
She’s reported on major news events, covering the Hesston, KS mass shooting at Excel Industries in 2016, the manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers after the Boston Marathon Bombings in 2013, President Obama’s 2013 Inauguration, and the Occupy Wall Street movements in Los Angeles and in Boston.
Deedee is a graduate from Boston University, double majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Economics. She grew up in Illinois, was born in Harbin, China, and speaks Mandarin Chinese - somewhere between fluent and conversational.
Her second passion after journalism is cooking! She also loves being a big through Big Brother Big Sister. Her other hobbies include traveling, hiking, skiing, and DIY crafts.
She's very happy to call Seattle and the Pacific Northwest "home!"
King County is again breaking records when it comes to gun violence. More people were shot and killed between January and September of this year than all of 2020, according to the Quarter 3 report from the King County prosecuting attorney’s office.
Businesses in Seattle say the need to hire security officers to prevent crime has become so dire, they’re now asking the city for grants to help cover some of those costs. Some call it a band-aid solution, but other businesses say it would help while Seattle works on addressing the homelessness crisis.
About a quarter of Seattle police have not yet turned in proof of vaccination, the Seattle Police Department confirmed Wednesday. That’s 292 sworn officers who still need to submit vaccination information by Oct. 18 or risk getting fired.