Hard work with dedication and a bit of luck on her right side made Annie Yu one of the famous journalists in the world. Although she was born in Korea, her heart stays in America.
Annie works as a news anchor for FOX 5 and has experience in many sectors of journalism. As an anchor, she is not just living her dream but also her mother’s dream who always wanted to be a journalist.
Annie's Married Life: Software Engineer Husband And Dream Daughter
The Korean journalist has shared her wedding vows with a fellow George Mason alumnus, Donal Kim, who works as a software engineer. The couple is blessed with a beautiful 2-year-old daughter.
She shares a wonderful relationship with her husband, who works as Project Lead in ASRC Federal Vistronix. Annie maintains low-key married life and never flaunts her relationship in the public eye. However, they gave a rare public appearance in Asian American and Pacific Islander Celebration back in 2014.
Annie says welcoming a daughter was her dream; the picture shared on October 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
She showed the love for the little one on Instagram on the occasion of National Daughter’s Day. She said that she always wanted to have a daughter, dress her up, brush her hair, pick out bows and most importantly teach her to be kind and generous but never weak. She says that the baby girl has come as a blessing in their life and made their past worth remembering and future worth waiting. She says she has a lot to teach her child and a lot to learn about life from her as well.
Daughter; About Motherhood
Anne Wu is well-concerned about the healthy and proper motherhood. Although her work hours trail the time frame between 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., she does manage her time for the proper nourishment and nurture of her five and a half years old daughter, Avalise.
As of now, Anne's parents live with them and also takes care of Avalise. According to her statement, her mother is her ride-or-die-chick who enjoys every moment with her daughter. As Anne too grew up with her grandmother, she cherishes the moment that her daughter and mother makes their time.
Besides that, Anne shares the updates about her family life and daughter on social media portraying her every efforts to make her life happy and blissful. On 26 July 2019, she posted a picture of her daughter on Instagram with the background of the seashore where she jokingly wrote; 'Rare sighting, she is on the land.'
Similarly, on 15 August 2019, she opened about her motherhood through an Instagram post. Updating an image of herself with her daughter, Avalise, she wrote that she would not make through the 'back to work & breastfeeding phase'; however, she did and it has already been six years. Currently, she lives happily with her husband and her little Avalise.
Annie's Family; Living Her Mother's Dream
Annie with her family moved to Northern Virginia from Korea with big luggage and 5000 dollars in their pocket. Her parents worked day and night to adapt to the place and live there. After the hard work, her parents finally gathered some amount to start their restaurant. Annie and her sister used to help her family run the business. She is very close to her sister and ensures she always has her back.
Later when she was matured enough to think about her career, she realized that journalism was her career. Since then she has climbed every step in the ladder to achieve the greatest height of success in journalism. Even though she got many opportunities from different places outside her hometown, she did not choose it because she believes that being close to family is the most important thing.
She says her mother’s dream was also to become a journalist, so her heart feels like she is living the dream of two.
How Much Is Annie's Salary?
Annie summons her net worth working as a journalist. The average salary of a reporter in WTTG-TV FOX 5 is around $90K. Having served for FOX 5 for more than 15 years, she surely has summoned a high percentile salary.
It is both luck and hard work that she started as an intern in FOX 5 and got her career settled within the same organization. She worked every kind of job in the newsroom ranging from big to small positions in the company to learn more- from an assignment editor to a writer, from traffic producer to segment producer, which has finally led her to become one of the best full-time anchor/ reporters in the room.
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In her career, she has covered some of the best stories that include the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Dedication, Presidential Election, Virginia and Maryland Governor’s Races, and much more. Journalism has taken her to the best places and provided her with the greatest experience in her life. She says there has never been a dull moment working in DC as a journalist.
Annie was born in 1992 and celebrates her birthday on 26th October and holds Asian (Korean) ethnicity As per wiki; she attended the George Mason University where she got a degree of B.A. in communication.