Emerald Yeh, Secretary

Emerald Yeh, Secretary

Former Anchor, KRON4

“As one of the founding board members in 1993, I remember clearly our vision of catalyzing Asian American wealth for public good in a way not done before. With your help, we are shaping a dynamic Asian philanthropic presence in the Bay Area, ensuring that overlooked needs in the Asian community are addressed through millions of grant and scholarship dollars.”

Emerald Yeh is an nine-time Emmy Award-winning television journalist who served as an anchor for 19 years at KRON4 in San Francisco. During her tenure at KRON4, she received numerous national and local awards for her reporting. Emerald also led KRON4’s Contact 4 unit with reports that examined consumer issues and provided problem-solving information. Her Contact 4 team received the Consumer Excellence Award from advocacy organization Consumer Action. Prior to joining KRON in 1984, Emerald anchored for CNN in Atlanta. Before CNN, Emerald was weeknight anchor and co-producer of the nightly news program at KPTV, an independent station in Portland, Ore. She began her television career as reporter and weekend anchor at KITV, the ABC affiliate in Honolulu.

Emerald has also received community awards from the State Attorney General, Youth Advocates, the Association of Children’s Services, CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Foster Children), the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Asian Women’s Shelter, Asian Perinatal Advocates, the Organization of Chinese Americans, Nihonmachi Legal Outreach, and the Chinatown Community Development Center.

In addition to being a founding board member of the Asian Pacific Fund, Emerald has served on the boards of the United Way of the Bay Area and the Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco. She currently serves on the UCSF Wellness Lecture Committee and chairs the James Beard Foundation’s Broadcast Awards Committee. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Emerald majored in journalism and minored in political science. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.