Robert Handa NBC, Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Children, Height, Salary, and Net Worth

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Robert Handa is an American journalist currently serving as a reporter for NBC Bay Area News at 5 p.m. 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. He joined NBC Bay Area in June 2014. Handa was named the 2015 Reporter of The Year by the Associated Press.

Robert Handa Biography

Robert Handa is an American journalist currently serving as a reporter for NBC Bay Area News at 5 p.m. 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. He joined NBC Bay Area in June 2014. Handa was named the 2015 Reporter of The Year by the Associated Press. In addition to reporting for NBC Bay Area News, Robert Handa is also the host of Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa, a weekly talk show covering Asian newsmakers, events, community accolades, and youth perspectives. The program airs Sunday mornings at 5:30 a.m. on NBC Bay Area and encores at 6 p.m. on COZI TV.

A South Bay native, Handa attended DeAnza College and won a journalism contest for an internship at KNTV Channel 11 – a moment that he describes as the first real step to a broadcast journalism career. That internship eventually turned into a part-time job while he attended San Jose State University. Later, he became the station’s first Asian-American reporter– joining a small group of other Bay Area television reporters who had earned the same distinction. He also helped launch KNTV’s very first-weekend newscast.

Some of his most memorable assignments have been flying with the Blue Angels, the 49ers’ Super Bowl victory, going on an ocean rescue with the Air National Guard, 5-part series on Alaska, reporting on the Maverick’s surf competitions from a boat, and the Queen of England and Prince Philip’s visit to Hewlett Packard.

He’s also interviewed some notable newsmakers throughout the years, some favorites include; President Jimmy Carter, the Dalai Lama, Henry Kissinger, Hillary Rodham Clinton, UFW Founder Cesar Chavez, Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, Giants baseball great Willie Mays, former 49ers head coach Bill Walsh, both Star Trek’s ‘Mr. Sulu’s: George Takei and John Cho, and TV star, writer, and producer Mindy Kaling.

Handa has won several national journalism awards, including two top awards from the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) as well as a first-place award from the National Association of Black Journalists. He’s also received several Emmys including the award for outstanding achievement in investigative reporting, an Associated Press Award for best documentary.

Handa is an active member of many Bay Area organizations, including AAJA, KIMOCHI, Self-help for the elderly, Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Service, and Asian Americans for Community involvement (AACI). Prior to returning to NBC Bay Area, Robert worked at KTVU as the station’s South Bay Reporter for 16 years.

Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rhandanbc

Robert Handa Age

Details in regards to his birth date and age are currently under review thus updates on this will be out.

Robert Handa Family

He has managed to keep information about his family away from the limelight. Our efforts to find out about his parents came to no avail as no kind of that info is publicly available however, updates will be out.

Robert Handa Wife

His spouse is Arlene Sison Handa. The two currently reside in Morgan Hill together with their two daughters.

Robert Handa Children

They together have two children, Mason and Olivia, with whom they live together in Morgan Hill

Robert Handa Height

He stands at an average stature of 5 feet 6 inches.

Robert Handa Salary

His main source of income is especially from being successful. He ought to be receiving quite a good salary ranging between $20k-$125k annually.

Robert Handa Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of about $965k which he has earned throughout his successful career as a journalist.

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