David Louie, a business and technology reporter at ABC7 in the San Francisco bay area, is retiring.
He joined ABC7 in May 1972 and is based in the Silicon Valley bureau.
Louie writes, “I grew up taking photos with a Brownie Instamatic. I learned how to process black & white film. Now I use a high-end Canon DSLR, and I travel the world to take photos that I ‘process’ in digital imaging software. I wrote term papers on a typewriter in school. Later, I built a ‘hacker special,’ a PC assembled from components I bought as they went on sale at the electronics store. It’s great to know first-hand about what’s inside the devices and software that we use.
“News has been in my blood since I wrote for my high school newspaper. On second thought, maybe it was the ink that rubbed off on my hands that hooked me when I was a newspaper delivery boy. A neighbor, who produced a weekly public affairs show, put me on TV at age five. Being in front of the studio cameras for eight years got me thinking of a TV news career. The dream came true. I’m celebrating my 50th anniversary this year at ABC7.”
Read more here. He is a former president of the Asian American Journalists Association.