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There are too many great things to do in life, and getting stuck in traffic isn’t one of them — that’s what KTLA’s traffic anchor Ginger Chan believes.

Ginger joined the KTLA family in March of 2008 as the traffic and news reporter from the helicopter, Sky5. She currently helps commuters steer clear of collisions and construction projects every weekday morning from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Before KTLA, Ginger worked at KIIS-FM, reporting both the traffic and covering the news as a fill-in for Ellen K. She spent both her mornings and afternoons soaring over the skies of Southern California flying in a Cessna 172 covering traffic for shows on KLAC-AM, working with Fred Roggin, T.J. Simers, Petros Papadakis and Matt “Money” Smith.

In addition to her traffic duties, she anchored the weekend news for the top-rated talk radio station, KFI-AM. Ginger has also worked as a radio personality, “jockeying” for California stations in Redlands, Bakersfield and San Diego. Her experience includes work as a TV anchor and reporter in Orange County and in Huntsville, Ala., where she chased tornadoes and went on her first helicopter ride with the sheriff’s department.

From the TV to the radio, you can catch Ginger on the radio every weekday morning. She’s now part of the “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” team on KIIS-FM, the station where she got her start as an intern while in college.

Ginger was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in broadcast journalism and political science. Ginger is married to Sky5 helicopter pilot and reporter Mark Kono. They have a 3-year-old son together. She says one of the first words her son could say was “helicopter.”

Follow her on Twitter: @ktlagingerchan

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