David Louie
For someone who loves technology, what better job could there be than covering Silicon Valley and the innovators who keep creating new products and services?

I grew up taking photos with a Brownie Instamatic. I learned how to process black & white film. Now I use a high-end Canon DSLR, and I travel the world to take photos that I "process" in digital imaging software. I wrote term papers on a typewriter in school. Later, I built a "hacker special" a PC assembled from components I bought as they went on sale at the electronics store. It's great to know first-hand about what's inside the devices and software that we use.

News has been in my blood since I wrote for my high school newspaper. On second thought, maybe it was the ink that rubbed off on my hands that hooked me when I was a newspaper delivery boy. A neighbor, who produced a weekly public affairs show, put me on TV at age five. Being in front of the studio cameras for eight years got me thinking of a TV news career. The dream came true. I'm celebrating my 40th anniversary this year at ABC7.

Along the way, I've been on stage at Radio City Music Hall (without the Rockettes) for the Daytime Emmy Awards when I was national chairman of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. I've been inducted into two halls of fame (high school and college journalism school), and I've received two lifetime achievement awards (Asian American Journalists Association and the City & County of San Francisco). There are four Emmy statuettes, too.

And when I'm not covering news, you can find me either in the kitchen experimenting or on the road in search of great food.

If you have a story idea for me, or risky recipe I must try, connect with me on Facebook. And what kind of tech reporter would I be without a Twitter account? Follow me!

David Louie has been a reporter for ABC7 News for 43 years. He reports on technology and business around the Bay Area.

As tension grows over North Korea, Defense Secretary James Mattis is in the Bay Area Thursday, visiting The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental in Mountain View.
Police in Santa Clara are warning the public to keep their belongings safe in their cars as they're seeing a spike in smash and grab break-ins targeting backpacks and laptops.
At least 150 supporters are expected to pack a San Jose City Council meeting Tuesday to advocate for the rezoning of a small vacant lot on Lincoln Avenue in the city's Willow Glen district to build 14 affordable housing units for teachers.
David Ebrahimi has operated David's Restaurant for over 30 years in Santa Clara. But now the 71-year-old is facing uncertainty and hardship as the city works on developing the land under and around him.
The Santa Clara County Fair is hoping for a good turnout this weekend as it strives for a comeback. The fair had 5,500 visitors Thursday on its opening day when a special price of $1 was meant to draw crowds. That compares to just under 1,700 visitors on opening day last year.