Robert Handa is a News Anchor at NBC. He began his career as an intern and became the first African American news anchor of the 6pm weekday broadcast on CNBC.
Biography of Robert Handa
Robert Handa, a well-known Asian-American reporter for NBC Bay Area News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m., is a well-known Asian-American reporter. He returned to the station in June 2014, more than three decades after he first started his journalistic career there.
Robert broadcasts Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa, a weekly show that covers Asian newsmakers, events, community successes, and young views, in addition to his reporting position at NBC Bay Area. The show airs on NBC Bay Area every Sunday morning at 5:30 a.m. and on COZI TV at 6 p.m.
Education by Robert Handa
Robert is a resident of the South Bay who attended DeAnza College and won a sweepstakes for a media internship at KNTV Channel 11. This was the point at which he decided to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.
Later, while attending San Jose State University, he was given a part-time work at KNTV, and he went on to become the station’s first Asian-American reporter, joining a tiny number of other Bay Area television reporters who had accomplished the same feat.
Photo by Robert Handa
Robert Handa’s Professional Life
When Handa was barely 22 years old, he filmed, produced, and edited a five-part documentary series on gangs that won a Peninsula Press Club award for Best Documentary News Series. He also had a role in the launch of KNTV’s first weekend broadcast.
Flying with the Blue Angels, covering the 49ers’ Super Bowl victory, participating in an ocean rescue with the Air National Guard, a 5-part series on Alaska, reporting from a boat at the Mavericks’ surf competitions, and the Queen of England and Prince Philip’s visit to Hewlett Packard are just a few of his most memorable jobs.
President Jimmy Carter, the Dalai Lama, Henry Kissinger, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers, Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, Giants baseball great Willie Mays, former 49ers head coach Bill Walsh, both ‘Mr. Sulu’s: George Takei and John Cho, and TV star, writer, and producer Mindy Kaling are among those he has interviewed.
Handa has won many national journalism awards, including two top accolades from the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and a first-place award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Robert also received a number of Emmys, including one for outstanding investigative reporting and another from the Associated Press for best documentary. In 2010, he was inducted on the AAJA’s Pioneers in Journalism Honor Roll.
The Associated Press Television and Radio Association recognized Handa “Reporter of the Year” in 2016. He also won an Emmy for “Best Coverage of an Ongoing Story” for a series on the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s postponed $300 million expansion.
He has received exceptional alumni honors from Sunnyvale High School, De Anza College, and SJSU. Handa belongs to many Bay Area organizations, including AAJA, KIMOCHI, Self-Help for the Elderly, Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Service, and Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI).
Before returning to NBC Bay Area, Robert spent 16 years at KTVU as the station’s South Bay Reporter. Handa formerly worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor for KPIX in San Francisco, as well as a reporter and documentary producer for KQED-TV.
Age of Robert Handa
Handa keeps his age and date of birth a well guarded secret. As a result, it’s unclear when he celebrates his birthday. We pledge to keep you informed as soon as the information becomes public.
Wife of Robert Handa
Arlene Sison-Handa is Handa’s wife. Mason and Olivia are their two children, and they presently live in Morgan Hill. Robert, on the other hand, has been tight-lipped about his extramarital affair.
Family of Robert Handa
Albert and Harumi Handa have a son named Handa. His parents are both of Japanese ancestry. Sukeji Handa, his grandpa, came to the Santa Clara Valley as a farm worker in 1906 from Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan.
Robert Handa’s stature
Handa stands at a height of around 5 feet 6 inches.
Robert Handa’s net worth is unknown.
Handa’s net worth is believed to be between $1 million and $5 million. His major source of income is his lucrative work as a TV journalist.
Salary of Robert Handa
As a consequence, Handa’s present work as a correspondent for NBC News pays him anywhere between $40,000 and $110,500 per year.