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.

Homeowners who lost their homes in the North Bay wildfires may find it difficult to locate construction workers to rebuild their fire-leveled houses. That's one of the issues raised on Thursday by the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors.
San Jose is teaming up with the Santa Clara Valley Water District to make sure people are ready for the upcoming storm season after devastating flooding hit the city earlier this year.
It has been nail-biting time as wineries in the midst of fermenting the fall grape harvest have faced time-critical issues: Not getting grape deliveries due to road blocks and closed roads and not having power to run equipment amidst the raging North Bay wildfires.
Firefighters by training and by instinct have spent a week battling the North Bay fires. But about 40 of them have quietly been dealing with the loss of their own homes. Some are starting to deal with the insurance paperwork and wrapping their heads around the ordeal facing their families.
The Petaluma airport has turned into a firefighting base for helicopters and the fairgrounds in Petaluma are now a makeshift home for hundreds of evacuees.