TV anchor tunes into Spam, the First Amendment and what you can learn at a beauty pageant
Name: Lori Matsukawa
Lives in: Bellevue, Wash.
Born: Honolulu, Hawaii
Education: B.A. from Stanford University, masterâ€™s degree from University of Washington
Work: news anchor, KING-TV, Seattle
Formerly: Anchor/reporter at KOMO-TV, Seattle; KPIX-TV, Portland, Ore.; KRCR-TV, Redding, Calif.; college intern, Honolulu Advertiser.
AAJA member since: 1983. Co-founded Seattle Chapter in 1985.
Must-reads: Wall Street Journal, Seattle Times. Often checks out TIME Magazine, Honolulu Magazine, Twitter, Facebook.
Print or online news? Both.
Go-to website: KING5.com
Best journalism moment: Documenting Gov. Gary Locke’s first trip to China in 1997.
Worst journalism moment: â€œWhen my photographer was arrested at Pearl Harbor covering the 50th anniversary.â€
Twitter handle: @LoriMatsukawa
Languages: English and â€œtouristâ€ French. â€œI can order a beer in Japanese.â€
Canâ€™t put down: â€œThe Hunger Gamesâ€ trilogy.
Favorite Seattle restaurants: Tie: Kaname and Wann Izakaya.
Must-see TV: â€œ60 Minutesâ€
Fave flick: Tie: â€œGone With the Windâ€ and â€œThe Terminatorâ€
Heaven on a plate: Spam musubi.
Top toy: â€œMy golf clubs.â€
You might not know: â€œI decided to study journalism during my year as Miss Teenage America 1974. I was always being interviewed by reporters and decided this was the job for me: getting paid to talk to people!â€
Main motivation: â€œJournalism is the first draft of history. It’s the only job thatâ€™s protected by the First Amendment, so we’d better take it seriously.â€