Jo Kwon is a multimedia journalist for Spectrum News 1 SoCal. A total surfer girl, she grew up in Southern California and will never stray far from the water. Her favorite things to do are hit the waves and bum around on the beach, soaking up the sun with a book in hand.

Jo dreamed of being a reporter from the time she was 5 years old. She comes to Spectrum News 1 with over a decade of experience and a true passion for informing and entertaining. Most recently, she put together two half-hour shows called “Swell Beaches,” featuring beaches throughout SoCal good for exploring, dogs, bodyboarding, surfing (of course), and more. She has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for her television reporting and has won multiple awards for her work in radio.

When she’s not at work, Jo loves spending time with her biggest cheerleaders: her family and her dog, Watson. Aside from that, you can probably find her making the most of LA traffic by pretending she’s a contestant on American Idol or cooking up a meal in her kitchen. If she’s not in either of those places, she’s likely at the beach surfing or putting together an ocean or beach-related story.

You can find Jo on Instagram @kwonpic and Twitter @jo_kwon.