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
Coronavirus News Live 3 p.m.: ABC7 coverage of COVID-19 pandemic in Bay Area
JOIN THE CONVERSATION: ABC7 News Anchor Kristen Sze is bringing you daily updates on the novel coronavirus pandemic in a new, interactive 3 p.m. newscast.
Coronavirus: Zoom promises changes in wake of security concerns, offers tips for safeguarding meetings
DO YOU ZOOM? Since people are staying indoors or working from home, many are using the popular video-conferencing tool, Zoom, to stay connected. We spoke to Zoom's product manager for some tips, tricks while protecting your privacy.
Coronavirus coping: San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence, wife Lexi share how they're sheltering in place
MISSING THE SF GIANTS? Get your fix with this fun interview with Hunter and Lexi Pence, who talk about how they're sheltering-at-home - and launching a new project to raise money for No Kid Hungry.
EXCLUSIVE: Founder of San Jose-based video conference company Zoom talks growth during COVID-19 outbreak
ARE YOU USING ZOOM? The video conference platform is being widely used during the COVID-19 outbreak -- for school, virtual happy hours, workouts and game nights. The founder of the San Jose-based company says with the greater level of use comes more responsibility.
Coronavirus crisis: Student journalist documents last day of school before shelter-in-place while dad deploys to USNS Mercy
One San Mateo High School junior and journalism student did what we journalists would all do when our world suddenly changes: he picked up a camera and documented the moment his school closed.
Coronavirus Crisis: Silicon Valley green energy leader answers Gov. Newsom's call to action on ventilators
LEADING THE WAY: Silicon Valley's own Bloom Energy is stepping up to save lives after Gov. Newsom issued a dire call for companies to step up.
Cooking during a quarantine: Pantry essentials for easy meals while sheltering at home
Need easy cooking recipes while staying home? Modern Mom contributor and best-selling author Jennifer Tyler Lee joins ABC7's Kristen Sze to share easy, yet delicious recipes to make while sheltering at home.
Pixar's new fantasy adventure 'Onward' based on director's personal loss of father figure
Pixar is on a roll. Fresh off of its Best Animated Feature Oscar for "Toy Story 4," the Emeryville-based studio is releasing "Onward." ABC7 News anchor Kristen Sze recently interviewed the director who shared the very personal story behind the movie.
How Pixar conjured up magic for its fantasy tale 'Onward'
Pixar movies often feel magical. And in "Onward," magic is at the heart of the story. Showing that visually in animation is no small trick. Here's the artists and engineers made the movie magic come alive.
Dr. Alok Patel answers your questions about the Coronavirus
Can cats or dogs catch the Coronavirus? Do people need to stock their homes? Dr. Patel is answering your questions about the Coronavirus