|2016 President: Naomi Hayase
Naomi Hayase is a Japanese-language newspaper editorial researcher. She is in her tenth year at the Nikkei newspaper’s L.A. bureau, covering local and international news.
|2016 Vice President of Broadcast: David Ono
David Ono anchors ABC7 twice a day. As part of the “Eyewitness News” team, he has won eight Emmy awards and 19 nominations. Prior career stops include Sacramento/KOVR-TV, El Paso/KDBC-TV, and Dallas/KXAS-TV. David grew up in Texas and graduated from University of North Texas.
|2016 Vice President of Print: Cindy Chang
I began my career at the Pasadena Star-News, where I covered city government and the Chinese community. I then moved to the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where I wrote a series about the Louisiana prison system. At the Los Angeles Times, I started on the immigration beat and now cover the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.
|2016-2017 Secretary: Elizabeth Chou
Elizabeth Chou reports on Los Angeles city government as City Hall Bureau Chief for City News Service, a wire service that has long served as an indispensable news source for online, print and broadcast outlets in Los Angeles. She is passionate about making important news engaging and useful to readers.
|2016 Treasurer: Belinda Low
Belinda is a freelance consultant working in the LA area, with over 10 years of experience in Finance. She is also the Business Manager for the popular Asian American blog 8Asians.com. Bel has previously volunteered for several AAJA-LA events, including Trivia Bowl and V3. She is excited to return to the V3 Steering Committee and hopes to contribute her expertise to planning another amazing conference.
|2016-2017 National Advisory Board Representative: Frank Shyong
Frank Shyong is a reporter at the LA Times and a graduate of UCLA and an alumnus of the Voices convention news project.
|2016-2017 National Advisory Board Representative: Matt Stevens
Staff writer, Los Angeles Times
Former AAJA-LA Board member, 2012 – 2014