Pam Woon

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Pam Woon

Managing Director

Spectrum News 1, Los Angeles

Pam is a second-generation Chinese American and the first in her family to attend college.  She grew up behind a public housing project and learned how to street fight with the neighborhood kids by the time she was in 1st grade and always had lots of stories to tell.  As a young kid, she wrote letters to her local newspaper and television station asking why there weren't more people on TV who looked like her.  Eventually she landed her first job in market 12 on a local television show.  She became a full-fledged member of AFTRA-SAG before she could even legally vote. 

 

Pam has been telling stories for the last 28 years and living out her dream.  She currently serves as the Managing Director for the Los Angeles newsroom at Spectrum News 1.  Spectrum is an award-winning 24/7 news network owned and operated by Charter Communications, the second largest cable operator in the United States. 

 

Prior to her current role she served in senior leadership roles at CBS/Warner Brothers, Comcast, and ABC.  She also served as the company spokesperson for tech companies like Microsoft, Real Networks, and was Yahoo's first-ever trends expert.  Pam was one of the first trail blazers for music and entertainment content on mobile phones hosting 500+ shows for Sprint mobile in the early days (before smart phones were invented) where people actually paid $5.95/month to watch videos on flip phones!

 

She was recognized for her contributions & elected by her peers to serve on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Seattle.  The City of Seattle mayor named February 13th "Pamela Woon Day" for her civic contributions.  That same year, she won the title of Miss Chinatown USA, a pageant that has been in existence for the past 63 years.  She was the first person in 47 years to win the title from Seattle.  

 

Pam is a 24/7 solo parent and can often be found hosting living room dance parties, doing backyard science experiments, and lugging gear and snacks to T-Ball practice.  

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