American journalist Ginger Chan has been reporting on news and helicopter traffic for KTLA 5 News in Los Angeles since 2008. She is a reporter for KIIS-FM in Los Angeles as well as the weekend news anchor on KFI-Am. Ginger, an Angelino native, earned a degree in political science and broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.
Ginger Chan spent her mornings and afternoons flying over Southern California in a Cessna 172 covering traffic for shows on KLAC-AM, working with Fred Roggin, T.J. Simers, Petros Papadakis, and Matt “Money” Smith. Before she joined KTLA, Ginger worked at KIIS-FM, reporting both the traffic and covering the news as a fill-in for Ellen K.
Chan also hosted the weekend news for the most listened-to talk radio station, KFI-AM, in addition to her traffic responsibilities. She also worked as a radio host, “jockeying” for Californian stations in San Diego, Redlands, and Bakersfield. In Huntsville, Alabama, where she followed tornadoes and took her first helicopter trip with the sheriff’s department, she worked as a TV anchor and reporter.
Chan can be easily found on the radio every weekday morning between radio and television. She currently works for KIIS-FM, where she first interned while in college, as a member of the “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” team.
Chan began working for KTLA in March 2018 as the Sky5 helicopter’s traffic and news reporter. Every workday from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m., she does this to assist commuters in avoiding collisions and construction zones.
Ginger Chan Age & Birth
On August 21, she was born in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. Ginger is about 30 years old, yet she maintains her privacy. Her actual birth year is therefore unknown to the general public.
Height of Ginger Chan
She is a woman of ordinary height, standing at 5 feet 4 inches (Approx. 1.6 m).
Family Ginger Chan
Her Asian parents gave birth to her and raised her in Los Angeles, California. Liberte, Ginger’s sister, is a journalist as well. She is of mixed ancestry and has American nationality. Her father is an engineer, and her mother instructs math at junior high schools.
Ginger Chan’s spouse
Mark Kono, Ginger’s husband, is her life partner. He is a pilot with Sky 5 KTLA’s Helicopter. Ryder Kono, a male, and Devyn Rose and Doris Kono, twin daughters, round out the family’s three children.
Education Ginger Chan
At the University of Southern California, Ginger earned a degree in political science and broadcast journalism.
Career of Ginger Chan
Ginger became a member of the KTLA team in March 2008 as the Sky5 helicopter traffic and news reporter. Currently, she assists commuters in avoiding collisions and construction zones from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. every workday.
Prior to joining KTLA, Ginger reported on traffic and the news as a stand-in for Ellen K. at KIIS-FM. Working with Fred Roggin, T.J. Simers, Petros Papadakis, and Matt “Money” Smith, she spent both her mornings and her afternoons covering traffic for KLAC-AM shows while flying over the skies of Southern California in a Cessna 172.
In addition to handling traffic, she was the weekend anchor for KFI-AM, the most popular discussion radio station. Additionally, Ginger has “jockeyed” as a radio presenter for Californian stations in Redlands, Bakersfield, and San Diego. She previously worked as a TV anchor and reporter in Orange County and Huntsville, Alabama, where she followed tornadoes and took her first helicopter ride with the sheriff’s department.
Every weekday morning, Ginger can be heard on the radio and on television. She was an intern at KIIS-FM during her time in college and is now a member of the “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” team.
Ginger Chan KTLA 5
Since 2008, Ginger has covered news and helicopter traffic for KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles. Additionally, she reports on the weekend news anchors for KFI-AM in Los Angeles and KIIS-FM. She is an Angelino native who graduated from USC with degrees in political science and broadcast journalism.
Ginger formerly worked for KIIS-FM, KLAC, and KFI before joining KTLA. She filled in for Ellen K. while working at numerous stations, securing the traffic and securing the news. In March 2008, she began working for the KTLA family as the traffic and Sky5 correspondent from the chopper. Every morning during the workweek from 4 to 10 a.m., Ginger helps travelers avoid crashes and construction zones.
Ginger has a yearly salary as a writer for KTLA of $63K. With the complete money, she might have amassed assets totaling $1 million.
Twin Childs of Ginger Chan
A son and a set of twin girls are born to Chan and her husband, Mark Kono. Helicopter was one of Chan’s son’s first words, according to her. As a method of expressing her love for her family, Chan enjoys sharing images and videos of her kids on social media.
Ginger Chan is not known for making mistakes and is constantly on her toes.
A mistake was made in October 2014 when the presenter unintentionally referred to Sam Rubin, the anchor of the KTLA Morning show, as obese while live on television.
Ginger loudly responded “He’s always been” in response to Rubin’s opening question, “When did you become the fat person on the show?” shocking her fellow presenters.
Fortunately, Rubin did not find the remark offensive.
At the KTLA studios, Ginger met popular American rapper Snoop Dogg while she was expecting her first child. Smokey Robinson, a singer-songwriter, was similarly introduced to her unborn child in a parking lot.