Joy Lim Nakrin - Anchor
|"I love meeting ordinary people who do extraordinary things. They make me laugh, smile or cry...but always inspire me. I hope that when I share their stories, it inspires you too."|
An emmy-nominated journalist, Joy Lim Nakrin is an attorney by training. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Duke University of School of Law, and is a member of both the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar. As a newsperson, she frequently draws on that background while covering court cases.
Joy joined KSTP-TV in 2010 from FOX affiliate WTIC-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, where she spent two years as a morning anchor, reporter and producer. Prior to that, she was an anchor/reporter for ESPN STAR Sports, also known as "ESPN Asia." From the network's regional headquarters in Singapore, she anchored a morning sportscast which aired live in 24 countries around Asia.
Joy is an active member of the local community. She's Vice President of the Asian American Journalist Association's Minnesota Chapter. As part of her work there, she helped launch an outreach program for newer Hmong immigrants in the Twin Cities. She's also been involved in several initiatives to support local woman, serving as a panelist for workshops at the Women's Club of Minneapolis and at St. Catherine University.
Born to a Jewish father from New York and a Chinese mother who immigrated from the Philippines, Joy's fascination with culture has led her to travel to nearly thirty countries in South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. She also speaks two dialects of Chinese.
Before earning her J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 2005, she graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Haverford College in Pennsylvania in 2002. She also spent her junior year in college as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University.