Stephanie Kim joined the First Coast News team as a multimedia journalist/producer in February 2016. She comes to us from WOI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa.

During her time in news, she covered every presidential candidate in the 2016 election cycle.

Stephanie was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She’s excited to trade in the snow and call Jacksonville her new home.

She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and helped produce a newscast that won the 2014 Crystal Pillar Award.

While in school, she interned at WCIA and WICD in Champaign, and at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, GA. She also served as president of the Korean-American Student Association and played bassoon in one of the university’s top bands.

When she’s not at work, Stephanie enjoys playing with her dog, Sammy, and brushing up on her piano skills.

You can reach Stephanie at or follow her @StephKimNews