Fred Katayama Biography
Fred Katayama (Frederick Hiroshi Katayama) is a Japanese American television journalist, currently working as a news anchor for Reuters Television. He is well known for currently serves on the board of directors for the Japan Society and the U.S.-Japan Council.
Fred Katayama Age
Katayama was born on February 18th, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He is 59 years old as of 2o19.
Fred Katayama Family | Young
Katayama was born in Los Angeles and raised in Monterey Park, California to parents Hideo, owner of Pasadena’s Jensen Printing Company, and June C. Katayama, a Japanese calligraphy teacher. he has also not shared any information him having siblings or elder brothers and sisters.
Fred Katayama Wife
Katayama got married to Kaoriko Kuge in 1998, a Japanese news journalist, at the St. Paul’s Chapel (Columbia University). He has also not shared any information about him having dated before.
Fred Katayama Education
He got enrolled and later graduated from Columbia College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian studies, earning magna cum laude distinctions. He later joined the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and earned a Master of Science degree with a concentration in business reporting.
Fred Katayama Career
Through his career, he has won numerous awards for his work in print, television and video journalism. He has won the National Journalism Award several times from the Asian American Journalists Association: in 2013 for his report on the science behind the knuckleball, in 1993 for his humorous report on a family of executives competing in the food industry, and in 1997, an honorable mention for his special report on the Asian American campaign financing scandal.
He as well decorated with AAJA’s ELP Outstanding Award for Leadership in 2004. In 2007, the show he anchored, Reuters Technology Week, was a Webby Award honoree. He received an honorable mention in 1997 from the Asian American Journalists Association for his special report on the Asian American campaign financing scandal. In April 2000, Katayama’s report on broadband technology was cited when Moneyline won a Maxwell Media Award.
In spring 2016, he together with Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S.-Japan Council president Irene Hirano was featured in the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum’s exhibition on successful people worldwide with roots in Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture. Katayama was one of five writers including former Senate Majority Leader and U.S. Ambassador Mike Mansfield who penned the book, Japan: A Living Portrait, published in 1994.
Fred Katayama Net Worth
Katayama estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.
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