Nydia Han is an Emmy award winning television journalist. She is currently a news anchor and consumer investigative reporter for WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. She is committed to using her platform to uplift, empower, and give voice to traditionally underrepresented, marginalized groups. She is a TEDx speaker and creator of #ThisIsAmerica, a provocative three-part documentary series about race, racism, and the diverse American experience. Nydia has also appeared on ABC News Live and 20/20 to discuss discrimination, bias, and hate against Asian Americans.
Her work has been recognized by a number of groups. #ThisIsAmerica received the 2019 national AAJA award for Best TV/Online (AAPI) and was chosen for a special viewing at the Women’s Film Festival. Nydia is also the recipient of the Pearl S. Buck International Woman of Influence award, Inspire Award from the National Association of Asian American Professionals, and Global Voice Award from the World Woman Summit. She was also named “Outstanding Ally” of Diversity and Inclusion by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and her career has taken her to television stations in Idaho, Oklahoma City, and Texas.
Nydia is on the community advisory board for the Asian American Women’s Coalition. She is also passionate about raising awareness and desperately needed funds for lung cancer research in memory of her mother.
She enjoys good food, wine, and most of all a good laugh. And she is trying really, really hard to teach her two young children to speak Korean.
Articles, Publications, and Appearances
- #ThisIsAmerica is a 6abc digital series on race and who we are as Americans.
- Coverage on Atlanta Spa Shootings on ABC 20/20 Special Edition (March 19, 2021)
- Racism against Asians; Nydia Han Opinion Piece (Philadelphia Inquirer, May 1, 2021)
- Building it Better Together Town Hall: Take Action Against Hate for Asian Americans (WPVI-TV, March 21, 2021)
I don’t scare easily, but COVID-19 virus of hate has me terrified: Reporter’s Notebook (ABC News, May 2020)
Philly TV anchor: Being Asian doesn’t mean I have coronavirus | Perspective (March, 2020)
#ThisIsAmerica: Why I’m rethinking my viral video (TEDxPhiladelphia, May 2019)
Creating Community (Speakers Who Dare NYC, May 2019)