Siemny Kim joined KIRO 7 in January 2015 as an anchor/reporter. She's excited to call the Pacific Northwest home!
She spent the last two years at KXTV in Sacramento, California, where she worked as a weekend anchor/reporter. During her time there, she launched a technology segment called "Inventures," which profiled innovative startup companies in the area.
Before that, she worked as a reporter at WDSU in New Orleans, Louisiana. While at WDSU, Siemny was part of the team that earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of a missing university professor. She was also a part of the station’s wall-to-wall Hurricane Isaac coverage, which garnered an Associated Press Award for Story of the Year.
Before, that she worked at KBAK/KBFX in Bakersfield, California, where she anchored a four-hour morning show, and produced and anchored the noon show. But she got her start at KIDK in Idaho Falls, Idaho, as a "one-man band," which is TV talk for reporter, photographer, editor and producer all in one.
She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a double major in Political Science and Mass Communications. Although Siemny grew up in the Los Angeles area, she was born in Thailand in a refugee camp after her family fled the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.
Her background has always been a driving passion for her interest in journalism. She’s grateful for the many opportunities and freedoms she’s had growing up in the United States and she hopes to make a difference, giving a voice to those who need it -- one interview, and one story at a time.
In her spare time, Siemny enjoys running, and exploring all the delicious eats in the area! She also loves baking, and curling up with a good book.