TV Personality Reporter Multimedia Journalist
Hetty Chang is an Emmy-nominated news reporter who was first bitten by the news bug as a little girl.
As cliché as it sounds, she always looked up to the newscasters she watched on TV. But she knew for certain she wanted to be one of those newscasters when a big news story quite literally landed in her neighborhood.
It was in the late 1980's when an AeroMexico DC-9 took a nose dive straight into a row of homes, five houses away from hers. She was struck by the enormity of this tragedy, and drawn to the many heartbreaking stories she watched on the evening news. The story came full circle when Hetty landed a new media fellowship at NBC4 Los Angeles 25 years later and had the chance to work side by side with the very reporters who covered the crash in her neighborhood.
A year later, she landed back at NBC4 and is now a multimedia reporter covering Long Beach and the South Bay communities of beautiful Southern California.
Previously, Hetty reported for the NBC station in Las Vegas - KSNV. She is a UCLA graduate (Go Bruins!) and a proud graduate of Whitney High School (read all about it in the book "School of Dreams"). When she is not reporting for the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts on NBC4, you can find Hetty exploring Los Angeles for the next cuisine to satisfy her insatiable appetite.
Hetty is fluent in Chinese, and currently working to improve her Spanish. She is a member of the Asian American Journalist Association.