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Sharon Yoo

Reporter @SharonKARE11
Credit: KARE

Sharon joined KARE 11 in April of 2018. Before making KARE 11 her home, Sharon worked as a multi-media journalist and fill-in anchor at WAVE 3 News in Louisville, KY. She started off her reporting career at NBC 15 in Madison, WI. She was born in Seoul, Korea but spent most of her life in sunny Singapore. She decided she had enough of the hot humidity and sought snow.

Sharon graduated from Northwestern University where she found her passion for visual storytelling. She saw the work that the student-run TV station at NU had done and instantly fell in love.

Sharon has won various excellence in photography awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Louisville and the Kentucky News Photographer's Association. She is a member of the National Press Photographer's Association. She speaks English, Korean and Mandarin Chinese.

Sharon is extremely excited to call the Twin Cities her new home and wants everyone to know she is ready for the cold, snowy winters and the beautiful summers. Feel free to say hello! You can reach her at syoo@kare11.com.

When I was young, I wanted to be: A figure skater, a professional dog-walker and singer. All of them at once. With a dog of my own, I am proud to call myself a professional dog-walker.

Describe your perfect day: Start off early! Go for a long and hopefully easy run and then eat sweet things for breakfast. Drink plenty of iced coffee and go out exploring the city! Eat some good food and a lot of snacks (sweets mostly) throughout the day. Doesn’t that sound nice?!

Favorite spot in Singapore: If you ever get to visit Singapore, I recommend checking out the Gardens by the Bay. Singapore can be very industrial and modern so it’s nice to be able to see all the non-native plants. If you’re curious—Google it! It looks totally insane, in a good way.

Favorite sport to play: I am in a love-hate relationship with running! I never regret a run, but I’d be lying if I said it was easy to get up and go for a run.

Favorite story you ever worked on: There is a goat named Houdini that you can spot on a highway in Kentucky. He lives under the highway overpass and usually spends his time standing on top of the concrete barriers in between the lanes. He doesn’t care about cars or semi-trucks speeding past but he dislikes people. It was probably the weirdest story I’ve shot but I’ll never forget Houdini. At last check, he is doing well.

Why do you like your job: I love being able to talk to people and bring their stories to life in a creative way. Our jobs can be sad sometimes, but we cover great news too! Those days are the ones we take with us for a long time.

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