David Ono Biography
David Ono is an American with Asian ethnicity news anchor currently working for KABC-TV Channel 7 in Los Angeles, California. Ono who is also a filmmaker co-anchors the ABC7 Eyewitness News.
David Ono Age
David Ono was born on February 05, 1957.
David Ono Wife
Ono likes to keep his personal matters away from the public eye, although he is married he has kept his family away from his fans and keeps sharing pictures with his child on social media.
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David Ono Salary and Net Worth
Ono has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million, the amount of salary he receives are not known. Little is known about his cars and houses.
David Ono Family and Education
Born David Johnston to a Japanese mother and a Caucasian father, Ono moved to the United States with his family when he was one year old. Raised in San Antonio, Texas, he went to the University of North Texas.
Ono who lost contact with his Asian roots, has stated that his mother died young and he was raised in a community that was either Caucasian or Latino.
After moving to California Ono has embraced his biracial heritage and became involved in the Asian American Journalists Association. Johnston adopted the last name Ono, his mother’s maiden name, professionally during the early 1990’s.
David Ono Career
During his anchoring career, he also worked at KOVR in Sacramento, California, Texas, KOSA-TV in Midland/Odessa, KDBC-TV in El Paso and KXAS-TV in Dallas. After joining ABC’s Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV in 1996, Ono has interviewed President Barack Obama and covered major international events.
Some of his notable events he covered are including the Boston Marathon bombing, the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami. Ono hosts ABC7 Eyewitness News alongside Rob Fukuzaki, which makes the show one of the few news programs in the country with two Asian American male anchors.
Apart from anchoring, Ono has also produced documentaries chronicling the Asian American and immigrant experience, such the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the “Napalm girl” from the Vietnam War.
Ono and Jeff MacIntyre created the documentary, The Legacy of Heart Mountain based on the Japanese internment camp Heart Mountain Relocation Center. In the documentary Ono personally interviewed a number of survivors, including the mother of judge Lance Ito.
David Ono Awards
Ono has won three Edward R. Murrow Awards and 16 Emmys.
- He was honored in December 2015 by the Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with the Distinguished Journalist Award.