Kristen Sze | ABC7 KGO News Team
I got my start in TV playing a boy. In Taiwan where I was born, my mother was a Chinese Opera singer and actress. So I grew up on the set, playing walk-on roles. The journalism part came after my family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in the Bay Area on the Peninsula. In high school, I began writing for the school newspaper, honing my newly-acquired English skills. I realized I had a golden ticket to meet people, ask questions and find answers. The mission forced me to come out of my shell and overcome my shyness! At U.C. Berkeley, I reported for the campus radio station KALX while interning at nearly every Bay Area TV station. I felt my news sense kick into high gear during the Loma Prieta quake. I had driven across the Bay Bridge only an hour before the partial collapse. I immediately drove to the station where I was interning. Since it was all hands on deck, I got the chance to get interviews and write some stories. When I heard the first story I wrote go over the air, it was a defining moment. I knew this was it for me. I reported in Binghamton, New York, Fresno, Philadelphia and New York City before coming home to the Bay Area and ABC7 News in 1998. It was a dream come true. And now, 20 years later, I still feel humbled and privileged to be able to work as a journalist in my hometown.

What I find most rewarding in anchoring is providing continuous coverage during breaking news. That is when our community needs us most, when it counts on us to deliver accurate, important information in real time. That's also why I tweet and post on social media during the newscast. It's gratifying sharing relevant information and getting instant feedback from our viewers. Tweet me anytime or find me on Facebook and Instagram.

When I'm not anchoring, I'm volunteering at my kids' schools, cheering for them in sports, and rooting for my Warriors, Giants and Cal Bears. I also enjoy working to empower girls and women in journalism, leadership and STEM.

Kristen Sze has been with ABC7 News since 1998. She currently anchors ABC7 News at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Her reports can be seen on ABC7 News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Voted 'Best News Anchor' in 2011 by San Francisco BayList, Sze also won Emmy Awards in 1999 and 2002.

Sze graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. She is member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. A scholarship from the Asian American Journalists Association enabled Sze to study at Oxford University in England.

Kristen Sze also volunteers with a number of community organizations as emcee, mentor or advisory board member. She works most closely with Kids and Art Foundation, Help a Mother Out, My New Red Shoes, Wender-Weis Foundation for Children and the Professional Businesswomen's Conference.

Kristen's Stories
'Half the Sugar, All the Love:' Sweet substitutions for a healthier new year
Reducing added sugar is the number one thing you can do to improve your health in 2020. But it's not just candies, cakes, and soda that you have to watch out for.
'Tiny Victories of Life' tracks recovery of premature babies with beads at Sutter Health in San Francisco
Tiny Victories of Life allows parents to focus on the progress their child is making and gather strength from each hurdle they overcome.
Our every move tracked by device location data, not even President Trump is exempt, reports the New York Times
Threat to national security? A recent report from The New York Times concludes our every move can be pinpointed and identified through smartphone data.
Easy home holiday decorating ideas from professionals
Make your home holiday ready with ideas from West Elm!
Holiday snacks with half the sugar, all the love
There's a lot of feasting and snacking going on right now at company parties and family gatherings. Here are three simple tips for a healthier holiday season.
Montclair Village Holiday Stroll: A festive and free event in Oakland
'TIS THE SEASON: The holidays are in full swing and there is not a lack of fabulous activities to attend!
Kamala Harris supporters react to end of presidential campaign
The abrupt end to Kamala Harris' presidential campaign was stunning, even to her most loyal supporters.
Holiday Heroes brings children and athletes together for a great cause
ABC7's Kristen Sze, who will emcee the event, speaks with the founder of Holiday Heroes and a Raider who will be attending.
Thanksgiving crafts your kids will be thankful for
Thanksgiving means spending time with family. If you're looking for something creative to do with your children or grandchildren, Bay Area craft expert Sophie Maletsky has some ideas!
Oski, Cal Marching Band drum up spirit ahead of Cal, Stanford big game
CAL VS. STANFORD: On Saturday, November 23, Stanford will host UC Berkeley for the 122nd meeting of these two Bay Area rival schools on the football field. And we at ABC7 Midday LIVE had a little fun getting hyped up with Oski and the Cal Marching band.