Dion Lim Biography|Profile
Dion Lim is a skilled Chinese journalist currently working at ABC7-KGO News as an anchor. Her first day on-air at ABC7 started with an engineer handing her a big red bag that contained her fireproof suit, a helmet, and face mask.
The North Bay fires had just broken out; within an hour, she was in the epicenter of the destruction. The adrenaline kicked in. From neighborhoods of multi-million dollar homes to mobile home parks, the flames showed no mercy. Fire victims stumble through the street, dazed and covered in thick black ash. Despite the chaos and gut-wrenching sadness, being able to tell the stories was an honor and a privilege and it reminded Lim of why she got into this crazy TV news business in the first place.
Dion Lim Age
How old is Lim? She is around 30 years old as of 2023. She was born on 13th May, however, her year of birth is currently not available, research is ongoing will update it as soon as it is available.
Dion Lim Education
She went to Emerson College and later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
Dion Lim Height|Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 55kgs.
Dion Lim Family
Her parents migrated from Hong Kong and Taiwan and relocated to America and her father worked in a chemist shop. However, she has not revealed information regarding her family members. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Dion Lim Husband|Married
She is happily married to her beloved husband Evan Panesis, a professional poker player. The couple tied the knot in June 2011.
Dion Lim Children
The couple is the parents of a Miniature Dachshund named Daphne and a Yorkie named Georgie, hence she has not disclosed information regarding her kids. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Dion Lim Career
The path to ABC7 News started when Lim was a small child. Her parents, two immigrants from Hong Kong and Taiwan wanted her to learn how to speak “proper” English. They would sit her in front of the TV to watch ABC’s 20/20. Hugh Downs and Barbara Walters were her heroes. It struck her as she got older, that maybe she could give others a voice as they did. Former mentors, starting from her high school TV teacher, Mr. Lewis, to another Mr. Lewis who was, at the time, news director at a station in Hartford, Connecticut helped give her a start as a student reporter.
From there, the business brought Lim to Springfield, Massachusetts as a bureau reporter. She then moved to Kansas City as a weekend and weekday morning anchor, and primary evening anchor/reporter in Charlotte. Most recently, she served as the main anchor/reporter in Tampa Bay. The journey has taken her from ground zero after hurricanes and tornadoes to broadcasting in a booth next to Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention, and to Hollywood for red-carpet TV show premieres.
While Lim does not have any personal Emmy awards, she is proud to have been voted “Best Morning Anchor” and “Best TV Personality” by different publications in Kansas City and Charlotte, and then named one of the nation’s top 18 leaders under 34 in TV by Broadcast & Cable Magazine. To her, those kinds of acknowledgments mean more than a golden statue.
Dion Lim Achievements
Having those roles allowed Lim to pursue community involvement projects, such as developing programs for women’s professional groups and students revolving around the theme of laughter, empowerment, and being authentic. This was and has always been her passion. Using those platforms, sharing her own personal struggles in navigating a very competitive business as a minority woman, she has contributed to the Huffington Post and written a series for Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls website and signed on last year as an author for Full Circle Literary.
When she is not working, Lim can be found with friends exploring all the amazing food available in the Bay Area, traveling around the world, and volunteering and acting as an ambassador for the non-profit Best Buddies. Her husband, a professional poker player and she are the parents of a Miniature Dachshund named Daphne and a Yorkie named Georgie. Fun Fact: Lim has a sushi roll named after her at The Cowfish restaurant in Charlotte, Atlanta, and inside Universal Studios City Walk. Her parents were big Dionne Warwick fans
Dion Lim salary |Net Worth
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earns from her broadcasting career.