Siemny Chhuon joined News10 in November 2012. She's excited to back in sunny California after spending the last two years in New Orleans, Louisiana. That's where she reported nightside at WDSU where she covered everything from hurricanes to Mardi Gras. 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 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, 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 can be found running on the streets of Midtown, sweating it out in her boot camp or Bikram yoga class, shopping at the area's myriad farmers' markets, or enjoying fabulous food in Sacramento's abundant farm to fork restaurants. She also loves baking, wine drinking and curling up with a good book!
You can catch Siemny anchoring the 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts every Saturday and Sunday. She also reports nightside during the week and files a weekly segment on the region's innovators called "Inventures."
You can email Siemny with story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.