Catherine Park is a digital news producer at KTLA.

She’s a true Southerner – born and raised in Georgia, where she attended Georgia State University and managed to earn herself a degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.

Atlanta is a competitive broadcast news market and she fortunately snagged her first news gig at WXIA. There, she worked her way up from an intern to a full-time digital news producer. Although she loved the music, the occasional chicken wing bone on the sidewalks and the multiple streets in downtown named Peachtree, which confused even a native Atl-ien, it was time for a change.

So she moved to the heart of America – Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. There, she worked as an assignment desk editor/digital producer for NBC News. Everything is truly bigger in Texas and people are obsessed with Bucee’s and Whataburger.

Catherine has managed to make her way across the country and now calls the West Coast her home.

She is a proud Korean-American and a news junkie. True crime podcasts are her bread and butter when Netflix hasn’t added the latest episode of “The Great British Baking Show.”

Recent Articles
  • Man seen pulling weapon from waistband and shooting into bar crowd on Jan. 4, 2020. (Credit: LAPD)

    Man Caught on Video Shooting Into Crowded Westlake Bar After Argument, Leaving 1 Injured

    Detectives are searching for a man accused of shooting a victim inside of a crowded Westlake bar earlier this month and have released video of the incident. The incident occurred about 12:50 a.m. on Jan. 4, when the victim of the shooting was at a bar located in the 2700 block of West Seventh Street in the Westlake neighborhood. The victim allegedly got into an argument with another patron, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release. The […]

  • Photo taken from Google Maps of the liquor store located in the 900 block of Daisy Avenue in Long Beach on Jan. 17, 2020.

    After Autopsy Shows Blunt Force Trauma Killed Toddler, Long Beach Homicide Detectives Are Investigating

    Investigators in Long Beach are still searching for answers more than six months after a toddler died at the hospital in a case that was initially believed to be a medical emergency. A recently released autopsy indicated the child died from blunt force trauma to his head, and now the unidentified boy’s death is being investigated a homicide, Long Beach police said in a statement Friday. Firefighters were initially called to the parking lot of a liquor store in the […]

  • OCTA bus collision with an SUV on Jan. 17, 2020. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Dept.)

    Collision Between Bus and SUV Sends 5 to the Hospital in Santa Ana: Police

    A collision between an Orange County Transportation Authority bus and an SUV sent five people to the hospital on Friday, police said. The crash occurred at East Saint Andrew Place and South Standard Avenue, the Santa Ana Police Department tweeted around 8:50 a.m. #SigAlert #SantaAnaPD Officers currently working OCTA vs SUV collision in the area of St Andrew Pl & Standard Ave. 4 bus passengers & SUV driver have been transported to nearby hospital, none w/ life threatening injuries. Please […]

  • Angel Garcia arrested on Jan. 15, 2020. (Credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Department).

    Man Accused of Several Residential Burglaries in Rancho Mirage Arrested

    A Cathedral City man was arrested for breaking into a home and attempting to rob the owner,  the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release on Wednesday. Angel Garcia, 35, had allegedly broken into a home on the 30th block of Mirage Cove Drive in Rancho Mirage at 5:15 a.m. and got into a physical altercation with the homeowner, according to officials. Garcia then fled the residence on foot but was apprehended a short time later near Highway […]

  • Child shot in South L.A. transported to nearby hospital. (Credit: Sky5)

    5-Year-Old Girl Rushed to the Hospital in Serious Condition After Getting Shot in South L.A.

    A 5-year-old girl was rushed to a hospital after suffering a gunshot wound in South Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The shooting was reported at about 5:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of Woodlawn Avenue in the Historic South-Central neighborhood of South L.A., officials said. Both LAFD and the Los Angeles Police Department responded to the scene and found the child suffering from a gunshot wound, LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. The child was taken […]

  • Man shot to death near Exposition Park on Jan. 14, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man, Woman Sought After Victim Shot to Death Near Exposition Park: Police

    A man is dead after being shot multiple times in Exposition Park Tuesday evening, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. At about 7 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Exposition Boulevard for reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a male in his 20s suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the LAPD. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Police believe a male and a female could be […]

  • Chin Lee Chook is seen in a booking photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on March 12, 2019.

    Former Diamond Bar Church Volunteer Pleads No Contest to Sexually Molesting Underage Girl

    A former volunteer at a church in Diamond Bar pleaded no contest to sexually molesting a girl when she was between the ages of 12 to 18, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday. Chin Lee Chook, who also goes by Desmond Chook, 56, entered the plea to one felony count of oral copulation of a person under 10 and two felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14. Following a two-week […]

  • LAPD officials investigate the scene of a fatal crash in the Westlake neighborhood on Jan. 23, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Who Fatally Hit Pedestrian While Texting, Driving in Westlake Pleads No Contest

    A woman who was charged with fatally hitting a pedestrian while she texted and drove has pleaded no contest, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday. Rosario Maximilian Valdezinda, 39, of East Hollywood pleaded no contest to one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence on Monday, the D.A. said. Valdezinda was charged for fatally hitting a pedestrian while she drove and looked at her messages in a Westlake neighborhood on the evening of Jan. 23, […]

  • Two people shot in Long Beach on Jan. 13, 2020. (Credit: Sky5)

    2 People Shot in Long Beach At Suspect Illegal Gambling Establishment

    Two people were shot in Long Beach at a suspected illegal gambling establishment Monday evening, according to the Long Beach Police Department. At 9:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting call on the 1000 block of E. Artesia Boulevard, according to the department. When they arrived, officers found one adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition. While on the scene, officers found that there was […]

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