Kevin Wing 1981-1984

Following graduation from Ohlone College in June 1984, Kevin Wing began a career in television news that, to this day, has lasted more than 30 years here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Immediately after graduation from Ohlone, Wing attended San Jose State University to further his studies. Beginning in television news in 1986, Wing’s Emmy Award-honored career has included work as a TV news reporter, news anchor, assignment editor/manager, writer, producer, special projects producer, field producer and executive producer — both on the local level in the Bay Area as well as on the national level.

Currently, Wing is a journalist at KNTV NBC Bay Area in San Jose. Prior to that, Wing was a San Francisco-based producer for ABC News’ “Good Morning America”, “World News Tonight”, “20/20” and “Nightline” from 2006 to 2017, covering breaking news and general news assignments representing an area of northern California reaching from the Monterey and San Francisco bay areas to the Sacramento Valley and the Oregon border.

His career highlights also include working as South Bay Bureau assignment manager at KGO-TV ABC7 in San Francisco from 2000 to 2003, and as assignment editor/reporter at KTVU Channel 2 in Oakland from 1990 to 2000. In 1989, Wing worked at KIEM-TV in Eureka, Calif., as a news anchor and reporter. It was his first professional on-air job. Within two months, Wing was the North Coast region’s most-watched news anchor.

In 1996, Wing was honored with his first Emmy Award for best breaking news at KTVU. His second Emmy Award would come in 2000 for his work on “Mornings On 2” at KTVU; the newscast was recognized for being best daytime newscast in the Bay Area and northern California.

In addition to his two Emmy honors for best breaking news and best daytime newscast at KTVU, Wing has also received honors from the Associated Press Television Radio Television News Directors Association, San Francisco Peninsula Press Club, Joey Awards, Telly Awards and Communicator Awards.

To recognize his more than 25 years of contributions to the Bay Area and northern California television industry, Wing was inducted into the distinguished Silver Circle of the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2013, joining some 250 fellow inductees, all of whom represent the history of Bay Area and northern California television, which began in 1948.

He is also principal of a production company, Kevin Wing Media Communications, which specializes in corporate and public sector video production. The cities of Fremont and Carmel-by-the-Sea, town of Danville, Ohlone College, Fremont Symphony Orchestra, BART and The History Channel have been clients since the company was launched in 2010.

In addition to his two Emmy honors for best breaking news and best daytime newscast at KTVU, Wing has also received honors from the Associated Press Television Radio Television News Directors Association, San Francisco Peninsula Press Club, Joey Awards, Telly Awards and Communicator Awards.

Since 2010, Wing has served on the Board of Governors of the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, as secretary (2010-12), as Chapter vice president representing San Francisco (2012-16) and as the Chapter’s national trustee-alternate (2015-present) to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Board of Trustees. He is also the chief writer of the long-running monthly series of “Gold & Silver Circle Profiles” that, since 2007, is a mainstay of the Chapter’s “Off Camera” newsletter. Wing has written nearly 125 profiles to date. The list continues to grow. His works are showcased at the Media Museum of Northern California. Since 2014, Wing has also served as co-host of the annual Emmy Awards Gala Red Carpet Show.

“As a Fremont native, I enjoyed attending Ohlone College very much. Ohlone played a very important role in my life. It was at Ohlone that I served as editor-in-chief of “The Monitor” newspaper, as lead news anchor and producer of the college’s weekly television newscast (then called “Ohlone NewsWatch”), and as news director and air personality at KOHL-FM. After experiencing all three, I decided that television news was the career I wanted to aim for. Ohlone College helped me to determine what I wanted to do with my life.

I had a wonderful time learning all I could about myself, and the world, when I was at Ohlone. Those were formative years for me. I have very fond memories of my three years at Ohlone. I am very grateful for the education that was offered to me during those years. If there was any reason to turn back time even for a moment, I wouldn’t change a thing about my journey. I believe everything is meant to be for a reason.

I am so grateful for my years at Ohlone College. It helped me to be who I am today.”