Ginger Chan | Biography

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  • Full Name Ginger Chan
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Los Angeles, California
  • Occupation Traffic Reporter at KTLA 5
  • University University of California
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Husband Mark Kono
  • Net Worth Undisclosed
  • Children Three
Traffic Reporter at KTLA 5

Ginger Chan | Biography

Traffic Reporter and News Anchor

Ginger Chan is a traffic reporter and TV news anchor. She is currently tenured at KTLA as their weekday anchor since 2008.

Who is Ginger Chan?

Ginger Chan, also known as the detour diva, is a traffic and news reporter for the Los Angeles-based TV station, KTLA 5 Channel. She appears on the channel from 4 am to 10 am every weekday morning. Moreover, according to her work colleagues, she is one of the best traffic reporters in all of the USA.

Chan has not revealed her age and birthday in the media. However, as per her bio on KTLA 5 website, she was born in Los Angeles and grew up there. She went to the University of California for her Bachelor’s level education. She is a graduate of Broadcast Journalism and Political Science.

Reporter Chan inaugurated her career working as an intern for the radio station KIIS-FM. Later, she also worked full-time at the same FM radio station as their fill-in anchor and traffic reporter.

Currently stationed at KTLA Channel 5, Chan has spent over 12 years at the channel. She first joined the channel in March 2008. Her other professional experiences include working at KLAC-AM. There, she covered traffic news alongside journalists like Fred Rogin, Matt Smith, and T.J. Simers.

Chan worked in Huntsville, Alabama, and Orange country as a TV anchor and news reporter for various channels. In addition, she has also worked at several other radio stations in San Diego, Bakersfield, and Redlands as a radio jockey. 

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KTLA Channel 5 30th Anniversary

KTLA Channel 5 recently completed its 30 years of operation in July 2021. On occasion, they invited their own reporter Chan as a guest on KTLA 5 Morning News. On the segment that aired on 2 July 2021, the channel celebrated its 30th anniversary with flashback memories with Chan. On the show, she talked about her love life, marriage, and children.

Ginger Chan Met Her Future Husband at a Party

Chan has been married to her husband, Mark Kono, for a long time. She has not yet spilled her wedding date in the media. However, at a news segment on KTLA 5 Morning News in July 2021, she revealed information about how they first met.

Like Chan, her husband, Mark Kono, is a media reporter. In addition, he is also a helicopter pilot. She was working at the radio station KIIS-FM as a traffic reporter when Mark first heard her voice. He then inquired about her with one of his colleagues, who later turned out to be their common friend. This friend of theirs invited both of them to a party and introduced them.

At that time, Chan was just getting out of a relationship. Thus, the pair initially became only friends, which eventually turned into love and the couple married. On the recent valentines week on 15 February 2021, she shared a wedding picture on her Instagram handle @ktlagingerchan5. She captioned the photo, “Happy Valentine’s Day!! And to many more!! Enjoy the sun, wind, love.”

Ginger Chan Husband Wedding Picture
Ginger Chan and Mark Kono's Wedding Picture (Photo: Instagram)

Mother of Three Children

Chan and her husband Mark are currently parents to their three adorable children. She regularly uploads her children’s photos on social media. In addition, they have also been featured on KTLA 5 several times.

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