Lonnie Wong, an unsung hero in the community

Lonnie Wong’s commitment to journalism and the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities is unparalleled.Lonnie Wong

For more than three decades, he has been one of Sacramento’s most trusted and respected journalists, having served as an anchor, reporter, and host at FOX40 News. He is committed to ethics, accuracy, and fair representation of all communities.

Wong has been a leader for numerous AAPI organizations including AAJA Sacramento, which he helped found in 1985. He has served on the AAJA Sacramento board for the entire 30 years of its history.

At the local and national AAJA level, he has mentored countless journalism students over the years. He was instrumental in developing the next generation of aspiring broadcast professionals, having served as the student television project coordinator for numerous AAJA conventions. He was a member of the planning committee for the 1999 UNITY convention in Seattle.

He has had a tremendous impact on ensuring the AAPI voice is represented. He has founded and served on a variety of nonprofit community organizations. His dedication to the community is immeasurable since he emcees numerous community events.

Wong has always gone about his professional and volunteer work with great humility and purpose. He is an unsung hero who never seeks to be the story.

In his journalism and community involvement, he has made extraordinary contributions toward the enrichment, understanding, and advancement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through his balanced coverage. He exemplifies a true lifetime of achievement.