Who is Gia Vang?
Gia Vang is an American journalist working for NBC Bay Area KNTV in San Jose, California. She will be anchoring the weekend news alongside Terry McSweeney. She recently worked at KARE 11 as the morning anchor of the KARE 11 Sunrise show. Her last day at KARE 11 was June 17th, 2022.
Vang has previously worked at KMPH FOX 26, KFRE CW 59, and 12 NEWS KPNX-TV, NBC. She has always been the champion of Asian-Americans and always represented them as much as she can. She is part of The Very Asian Foundation where she represents Asians from all over America.
Gia Vang Age
Vang is 36 years old as of 2022. She was born in California in 1986.
Gia Vang Height
Vang stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Vang graduated from the California State University-Sacramento.
Gia Vang Parents
Vang was born and raised in Modesto, California to immigrant parents. Her parents met in a refugee camp in Thailand and eventually moved to the United States from Laos during the Vietnam War.
Vang was raised alongside her nine siblings. Her family would watch the evening news every night which slowly built her desire to become a journalist.
Vang is Asian. She was born to immigrants who came from Thailand.
Gia Vang Husband
Vang is in a relationship with Jordan Wiebe who works as a painter. They have been dating for a while as they frequently share their photos on their social media.
Gia Vang Leaving KARE 11
Vang joined KARE 11 in June 2019. She has been the morning news anchor for the KARE 11 Sunrise show. After working there for almost three years, Vang announced that she will be leaving KARE 11 with her last day being on June 17th.
She bid her viewers a farewell saying;
“In all seriousness, a fond farewell to Minnesota and our people here. Our little family is headed to the Bay Area,” Vang announced, noting that she will continue to champion and tell the stories of Asian-Americans and Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders, just as she did in Minnesota for the past three years.
“Excited to join the team [NBC Bay Area] but will continue to share the stories of the Asian experience in the Midwest and [Upper] Midwest because – having grown up in California and lived in Missouri and Minnesota – they are not part of the larger narrative of the AANHPI experience in the U.S. as they can and should be. I will do that in part through [The Very Asian Foundation] so follow along. All love.”
“It is not lost on me that I’m leaving a position at the station where I am the only news anchor of color. It’s not just because of the clear ways we can measure that, but you also tell me in emails, messages, events, when you see me out in the community that being in my skin in this position makes a difference.”
“And given my experiences, know that I’ve always seen you. Thank you, Minnesota. Thank you for letting me share your stories.” She concluded.
Vang began her career at WDAF-TV in October 2011 as a reporter. She then joined 12 News (KPNX-TV, NBC) as a reporter in Phoenix Arizona. In March 2016, she joined KMPH FOX 26 where she was a news anchor and reporter.
Gia Vang New Job
Vang joined KNTV NBC Bay Area as the weekend anchor. She will be anchoring the weekend news alongside Terry McSweeney. Her first day at KNTV was in July.
Gia Vang Salary
Vang earns an estimated salary of $140 k annually as a news anchor.