Sophie Soong is a weather anchor for The 10 O'clock News weekends on FOX 12. She also reports for KPTV's evening newscasts three days a week.
Sophie is from Pasadena, California. She started her career in TV news while attending Pepperdine University in Malibu . There, she discovered a local news channel where she worked her way to the main anchor position. Sophie eventually left the sunshine and sandy beaches of Southern California for the Pacific Northwest where she landed jobs as a reporter and anchor at TV stations in Roseburg and Eugene. She then transitioned to weather forecasting when a former news director told her she would be a natural. Sophie found her way to Portland in 2007 where her bright smile and personality have won over viewers from Oregon to Southwest Washington. She has received awards from the Associated Press for her reporting for "Best Feature" and" Best Hard News".
While sunshine is known to follow Sophie, she has adapted well to Oregon's sometimes unpredictable weather. She married her husband in May of 2011 on what was supposed to be a sunny day. However, cold showers moved in during the outdoor ceremony and reception. Sophie now laughs looking back at her special day, and the weather radar, which showed clear skies "everywhere" except for one rain cell over her wedding celebration! Ah, springtime in the Great Northwest!
Sophie embraces the outdoors and adventure. She enjoys traveling, visiting local restaurants and exploring with her dog. Sophie has also become quite the decorator. She and her husband spend a lot of their free time sprucing-up their first home together which is a 1980's fixer.
Now, here are some fun facts about Sophie:
What are the top 5 songs played on your iPod?
California Love by 2PAC
Around The World by Daft Punk
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Could Be Loved by Bob Marley
(OMG! I'm so weird!)
What was your most embarrassing TV moment?
A spider almost landed on my head in front of the green screen--I screamed like a girl. Thank goodness we weren't on air.
What's your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
I love to wake up without an alarm, have a cup of coffee in my hand and stroll out on a warm sandy beach.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
Name 5 things that are always in your refrigerator.
Ice cream (technically it's in the freezer)
Can you tell I don't cook???
What would surprise people most about you?
I was born in Hong Kong and am fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese
Any pet peeves?
What is your nickname?
What are you scared of?
I'm afraid of spiders. Actually, any insect or bug.
What kind of pets do you have and what are their names?
We have a 60 lb. Goldendoodle named Baxter. He's a mini lion.
If you could interview anyone in the world, who would it be?
I would love to interview Victoria Beckham.
What is something you've always wanted to learn how to do?
What would you place in a time capsule that would tell a relative 100 years from now who you are?
Goofy home videos and photo albums
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