Sophia Choi (born c. 1971 in Daegu, South Korea) is a reporter and weekend news anchor for WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.
Choi moved to the United States at age seven and attended elementary school in Hollywood, Maryland. Her father died when she was twelve, and she graduated from Briarcrest Baptist High School in Memphis, Tennessee in 1989. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of Missouri and worked at the school's NBC-affiliated campus station, KOMU-TV, and at the KBIA-FM public radio station.
After graduating, Choi began her career as a general reporter at WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia. From there she moved to WVTM-TV in Birmingham in 1991 and was promoted to weekend morning anchor. She was nominated for a regional Emmy for her special report entitled "Dirty Downloading".
In 1996 Choi moved to KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, California as a reporter and fill-in anchor, and was promoted to morning anchor. In 2001 she was hired as a prime-time anchor for CNN Headline News in Atlanta, Georgia. During that time she also appeared, as herself or as an unnamed newscaster, in several feature films.
After stepping down in 2006 Choi embarked on a speaking tour in Shanghai, China. In 2007 she joined KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada, co-anchoring early evening newscasts and producing a feature series on local crime trends.
Choi's contract was not renewed after May 2010 and she returned to Atlanta as a reporter for WSB-TV and was soon promoted back to the anchor's desk for weekend morning newscasts.
- Sophia Choi at LinkedIn.com