Lori Matsukawa

Meet Lori Matsukawa

Lori Matsukawa anchors KING 5 News at 5, 6:30 and 11 p.m. She joined KING 5 in 1983.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University (BA) and from the University of Washington (MA).

She is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has anchored and reported in Redding, CA; Portland, OR and Seattle.

Some of her most memorable stories include: Governor Locke’s first trade mission to China, Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and Vancouver, covering disaster recovery in Fukushima, Japan, and her personal favorite – pulling 9-Gs in an F-16.

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She received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Asian American Journalists Association (2005), was inducted into the University of Washington Communication Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame (2012) and in 2014, was inducted into NATAS Northwest’s Silver Circle for lifetime achievement.

She volunteers with the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of WA and the Seattle Chapter of AAJA, which she helped co-found.

In 1974, Lori was Miss Teenage America, offering her a chance to travel outside her native Hawaii and influencing her decision to become a journalist.

She and her husband have a grown son.

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