Robert Handa Biography
Robert Handa is a skilled American journalist currently working at NBC Bay Area as a reporter. he reports at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and11 p.m. He attended San Jose State University. He has also been honored with distinguished alumnus awards from Sunnyvale High School, De Anza College, and SJSU.
Robert Handa Age
His age is currently not available, research is ongoing will update it as soon as it is available. He is around 50 years.
Robert Handa Education
He attended San Jose State University and was also honored with distinguished alumnus awards from Sunnyvale High School, De Anza College, and SJSU.
Robert Handa Height| Weight
Handa stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Robert Handa Family
Handa is to Albert and Harumi Handa( mother) .Both his parents are Japanese. His grandfather Sukeji Handa Immigrated to the Santa Clara valley from japans Yamagishi prefecture in 1906 as a laborer.
Robert Handa Wife
Handa is married to Arlene Sison- Handa. He’s currently settled in Morgan Hill.
Robert Handa Children
Handa together with his wife is blessed with two beautiful children Maison and Olivia.
Robert Handa NBC Bay Area
Handa was recognized as the 2015 Reporter of The Year by the Associated Press. He joined NBC Bay Area in June of 2014 – returning to the station where he began his career more than three decades ago.
In addition to reporting for NBC Bay Area News, Handa is also the host of Asian Pacific America. A weekly talk show covering Asian newsmakers, events, community accolades, and youth perspectives. The program airs Sunday mornings at 5:30 a.m. on NBC Bay Area and encores at 6 p.m. on COZI TV.
That internship eventually turned into a part-time job while he attended San Jose State University. Later, he became the station’s first Asian-American reporter– joining a small group of other Bay Area television reporters who had earned the same distinction. A South Bay native, Handa attended DE Anza College and won a journalism contest for an internship at KNTV Channel 11 –. A moment that he describes as the first real step to a broadcast journalism career.
He assisted in launching KNTV’s very first-weekend newscast. At just the age of 22, Handa produced, videotaped, and edited a five-part documentary series on gangs that won a Peninsula Press Club award for Best Documentary News Series.
some of the time he remembers is assignments have been flying with the Blue Angels, 49ers super Bowl victory, 5-part series on Alaska, going on an ocean rescue with the Air National Guard, the Queen of England, and Prince Philip’s visit to Hewlett Packard and reporting on the Maverick’s surf competitions from a boat.
Robert Handa Career
He’s also interviewed some notable newsmakers throughout the years, some favorites include; the Dalai Lama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, ‘Mr. Sulu’s: George Takei and John Cho, UFW Founder Cesar Chavez, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, TV star, writer, and producer Mindy Kaling. Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, Giants baseball great Willie Mays, former 49ers head coach Bill Walsh, both Star Treks.
In 2016 He was honored with the “Reporter of the Year” award by the Associated Press Television and Radio Association and was also recognized with the “Best Coverage of an Ongoing Story” award for a series on the delayed construction of the $300 million expansion to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Handa has won several national journalism awards, including two top awards from the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) as well as a first-place award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Handa is an active member of many Bay Area organizations, including Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Service, KIMOCHI, Self-help for the elderly, AAJA, and Asian Americans for Community involvement (AACI). He has also been honored with distinguished alumnus awards from Sunnyvale High School, De Anza College, and SJSU.
Before his return to NBC Bay Area, Handa worked at KTVU as the station’s South Bay Reporter for 16 years. He also worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KPIX in San Francisco and reporter/documentary producer for KQED-TV.
Robert Handa Salary
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000.
Robert Handa Net Worth
Handa has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Robert Handa Social Media Platforms
Handa is very active on social media platforms and has over 5.3k followers on Twitter, 1.2k followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.