Lily Kim Biography
Lily Kim is a Korean-American and the Managing Partner and Host of Ascene Chicago, the online entertainment guide to the best of Chicago’s Asian scene. Formerly she worked as the anchor and producer of Asian American Network News (AAN News) from 2005 to 2007.
Lily Kim Age
The Managing Partner and Host of Ascene Chicago, Kim was born on May 16, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She is 39 years old as of 2019.
Lily Kim Education
Kim attended Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois from 2000 to 2003 where she received a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Psychology.
Lily Kim Career
Lily Kim is a Korean-American and the Managing Partner and Host of Ascene Chicago, the online entertainment guide to the best of Chicago’s Asian scene. Formerly she worked as the anchor and producer of Asian American Network News (AAN News) from 2005 to 2007. In 2006, Kim was specially recognized by the City of Chicago and Mayor Richard M. Daley for Excellent News Coverage on KBC. She was also presented with an Appreciation Award in 2007 by the Filipino community for her coverage of Filipino World War II Veterans seeking reparation.
Kim is an active member of the Asian American Coalition of Chicago, the American & Asian Association, Chicago Korean Festival Organization, and she was recently named to Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s Asian American Advisory Council. She has also previously worked as the Public Information Specialist for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Production Assistant for Travel Channel and as Lead Anchor and Producer for KBC-TV’s Asian American Network News.
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Lily Kim Interview
Published: 4, 2017 | 10:20 AM
“First of all, when I was going to do the song with Jermaine, they contacted [Junior M.A.F.I.A. manager Lance ‘Un’ Rivera]; Biggie wasn’t even involved in that,” she explains. “He put his self there. Like, he came because he just wanted to make sure I wasn’t gonna have any eyes for Usher, or Jermaine, you know. [Laughs] And everybody knows I get busy with the pen, but I loved when Big used to come and persuade some of my raps, ’cause he’s the freakin’ greatest; why wouldn’t I? Of course! But everybody knows…all my hit records, [‘All About The Benjamins’], ‘Get Money,’ ‘Crush On You’ — all me.
“Puffy can tell you; all these people can tell you,” she continues. “But the influence that he had on my raps and my music … it made me lazy sometimes if he was around. ‘Cause I know if I’m sittin’ there and I’m stuck I’m four bars, he’s gonna jump in. He always wanted me to stand on my own, so Hard Core was mainly me, and a couple of songs that he influenced. But when we were together, it always turned into a lover’s quarrel or a lover’s nest. Although I wanted him to be there to make sure my shit was tight, a lot of times it wasn’t the best thing. That day was one of the days when it probably wasn’t the best thing.”