Nic Cha Kim is a Senior Producer for PBS SoCal and KCET where he produces the award-winning local arts and culture television series Artbound and develops arts programming for public media. Prior to joining PBS SoCal and KCET, Nic reported for SoCal Connected on KCET and worked as a multimedia journalist for Spectrum News 1 and Free Speech TV.
A native Angeleno, Nic has lived in East L.A, Westlake, and the San Gabriel Valley, but considers Downtown L.A. his home base where he previously owned a video art gallery and co-founded the creative district Gallery Row. Passionate about telling stories about arts and culture in L.A., Nic enjoys connecting with artists and learning about their creative processes.
Nic has won three L.A. Emmy awards for his journalism and was named the 2018 “Television Journalist of the Year” by the L.A. Press Club. Past accolades also include six Golden Mikes, two SoCal Journalism Awards, and a National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award.
Devoted to increasing diversity and inclusion in the newsroom, Nic co-chairs LA Press Club’s Foot in the Door Fellowship and mentors for Arts for LA’s Activate Innovators Program and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.
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