Deedee Sun is a reporter and weekend morning anchor who joined the KIRO7 team in 2017. She came to the Pacific Northwest from KWCH12 in Wichita, Kansas, and was reporting with Erie News Now in Pennsylvania before that.
Deedee is an Emmy-winning journalist who believes local news can drive change for the better and she is dedicated to sharing stories that uplift community voices.
Her other experiences include internships with KABC in Los Angeles, WCVB in Boston, and CBS Network’s London Bureau. She’s reported on major news events, extensively covering the George Floyd Protests and CHOP/CHAZ situation in Seattle, the first COVID cases in the country, the Seattle deadly crane collapse, tornados in Kansas, the manhunt after the Boston Marathon Bombings, 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.
She now loves calling Seattle-area “home” with her husband. Here in the PNW, she’s developed passions for hiking, camping, mushroom foraging, and sourdough bread baking, in addition to journalism and cooking!
Very dry conditions and a red flag warning on Monday are adding to the challenges presented by the Bolt Creek Fire. The blaze that started Sept. 10 is now in its third week, relentlessly burning near Skykomish just west of Stevens Pass.
Crews started work on Thursday to dig out three pieces of water main in Bellevue’s Sommerset neighborhood. This is part of the investigation into what caused a water main break and landslide in January that knocked a home off its foundation and destroyed it.
A special education teacher with Madison Middle School in Seattle Public Schools, who was charged in February with a suspected rape in 2021, was placed on administrative leave this week when the district became aware of the incident.
The start of the school year has been delayed for nearly 25,000 students after members of the Kent Education Association (KEA) voted to authorize a strike amid negotiations on a new contract with the Kent School District.