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East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women (BPW) selected Zen Vuong, who is a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, as its “Young Careerist for 2014.” Vuong will be accepting the award at the Wednesday, January 22nd dinner meeting of the East Los Angeles-Montebello BPW at the DoubleTree Hotel Restaurant, 888 Montebello Blvd., Rosemead. Networking starts at 4:30 P.M. with dinner to be ordered from the menu at 5:00 P.M. The meeting is open to the public. Reservations can be made by calling (626) 307-5650 or E-mailing lindalwilson@juno.com

Vuong grew up in the Los Angeles area. She is half Chinese and half American. She says that, “My Chinese half believes in fate; my American side says baloney.” She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from University of California, Irvine and an English Teaching Credential from California State Polytechnic University – Pomona. She graduated from Medill at Northwestern University with a Master of Science in Journalism.

Vuong is a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, a collection of nine newspapers that includes the “Los Angeles Daily News” and the “Daily Breeze.” She is based at the “Pasadena Star-News.” She focuses her reporting in five cities – Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Marino, South Pasadena and Temple City. Aside from reporting about city council, school districts and goings-on in these West San Gabriel Valley cities, she also specializes in Asian issues, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, Veteran features, reporting with new media such as Storify and Filming and producing video. She is a multimedia journalist who is also proficient in social media tools and HTML. Her published work spans the spectrum — from blogs to lifestyle magazines to dailies. Previously, she worked as a ghostwriter for “The Iran Times” and taught English in Beijing, China. When not wearing her journalism hat, Vuong enjoys hiking, watching Korean dramas dubbed in Mandarin and eating ice cream.

The Young Careerist/Professional Program of BPW recognizes women and men between the ages of 21 and 40 who have been in their profession or business for at least a year.

For more information about BPW or the Young Careerist Program, call Linda Wilson at (626) 307-5650.

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