Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Kyung B. Yoon
Founder and President
KBY Productions LLC
New York, New York
ICAS Summer Symposium: The Korean Diaspora
Challenges and Issues facing The Korean-American
Identification, Critical Examination, Goal & Vision, and Strategy
2, 2008 Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Montgomery County Community College Science
Center Room 214
340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
We are pleased to share with you that Kyung B. Yoon will address the ICAS Summer Symposium 2008 on
August 2, 2008 at Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
Kyung Yoon is an award-winning television journalist, documentary producer and expert in the
field of communications and media. She is founder and president of KBY Productions,
LLC, a full service television and video production company specializing in documentaries
and videos with an emphasis on international issues. Kyung also has an active consulting
practice conducting media training, mentoring programs, and effective communications
skills training to individuals and organizations.
Formerly a correspondent for WNYW Fox Channel 5 News, Kyung was the first Korean-American broadcast reporter
in New York history. She went on to create and host Global Links Television, an
international television documentary series focusing on economic and social development
issues. The series, sponsored by the World Bank, is broadcast in more than 60 countries
around the world and has won the Best Documentary prize at the Worldfest Houston
International Film Festival. Kyung is a former Vice President of the New York chapter
of the Asian American Journalists Association.
In addition to her professional activities, Kyung is a recognized leader in New York's Asian American community.
As immediate past Chair (and current Chair of the Advisory Board) of the New York
Asian Women's Center, she worked to raise awareness and support in the Asian American
community for the fight against domestic violence, and has been a tireless advocate
for women and children's rights to govern their own lives, free from abuse. For
her contributions, the New York Asian Women's Center honored Kyung with the 2006
Phoenix Award for Service.
Kyung is also a co-founder of the Korean American Community
Foundation, a non-profit, community foundation that provides philanthropy and capacity-building
assistance to organizations serving the Korean immigrant community of greater New
York. As a founding Director and Chair of Fundraising, Kyung has been instrumental
in guiding the organization to raise and disburse sustainable, multi-year grants
to a diverse group of social service organizations in several program areas including
domestic violence, handicapped services and immigrant assistance.
In May 2006, Kyung received an award from the City of New York for leadership and distinguished
service. In bestowing the award, New York City Comptroller, William C. Thompson,
described Kyung as a "role model to generations of young people and who has risen
to great heights in her field and given generously of her time to charitable endeavors".
Kyung has a BA in English and Political Science from Wellesley College and an
MA in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International
Studies. Born in South Korea to a diplomatic family, she grew up in Seoul, Washington,
DC and Paris. Kyung is fluent in Korean, French and English, and conversant in Italian
and Japanese. She holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has designed and taught
a program of self-defense for women. Kyung lives in New York City with her husband,
attorney George Wang, and their two children.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President