Boua Xiong joined KARE 11 in November 2010. Prior to coming to the Twin Cities she covered city government and education for KBJR in Duluth. She also did a brief stint as their Range reporter and lived in Hibbing just blocks away from Bob Dylan's old high school.
Boua graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism. She was born in a Thai refugee camp and was a only a year old when her family relocated to Oshkosh, Wis. She's always looking to learn something new, meet new people and go on new adventures. Feel free to drop her an email with your story ideas.
When I was young, I wanted to be: Leonardo DiCaprio's wife.
Describe your perfect day: Any day with good food and loved ones is a perfect day.
Favorite movie: The Goonies.
Favorite subject in school: Anything but math.
Favorite book: The Good Earth.
Favorite vacation spot: My parents' house.
Favorite sport to play: My athletic abilities are extremely limited. But if I really had to pick one it would be volleyball.
Favorite story you ever worked on: I have too many to list.
Why do you like your job: I learn something new everyday.-And the best part is that I get to share what I learned with you.
Your inspiration: My parents. I wish I had their strength.
Family: I have two wonderful parents and I'm the oldest of eight children. I wouldn't have it any other way.