Shern-Min Chow Biography
Shern-Min Chow is an Asian-American reporter and fill-in anchor currently working for KHOU TV as a co-anchor for KHOU 11 News at noon and during the week. Before working at KHOU, Chow was working in various journalist positions at KENS-TV, KTRK-TV, and KPRC-TV. She has been recognized in the Emmy Awad festivals and by the Texas Associated Press Awards.
Shern-Min Chow Age and Husband
Chow descends from China. Her family migrated to the United States for work reasons since her father works as an engineer. The family started living in Houston, Texas in 1988, where Chow and her sibling went for high school studies. Shern-min’s family was supportive of her and gave her the education she desired. Chow’s mother was a stay-at-home mom who managed to start a real estate company by saving $3. She has a younger brother who works as a Patent Attorney. The excellence in her family promoted her to pursue the same.
Chow, 50 or 52 years, is married to her college sweetheart. The two met, fell in love, and started dating while pursuing their careers. Chow whose relationship with her husband is at least 30 years, is following in her parent’s footsteps as they have been married for close to 50 years. Shern-Min and her husband are blessed with two boys who are studying at Rice University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They currently live in Sunnyvale, CA, with their two cats.
Shern-Min Chow Education and Career
Like her father, Shern-min is passionate about education. She went to study history at Yale University and did minor studies in German, Spanish, and French. She is also fluent in all Chinese dialects. Her journalism journey started when she was working as a reporter at Newsweek. She then joined KTRK-TV as an anchor and later at KENS-TV.
In 1996, when she joined KHOU-TV, Shern-min was the only Asia American. However, this did not deter her from making the best out of the opportunity she had. She ended up covering some events that attracted national and international attention. While she was 8 months pregnant, Chow covered Texas wildfires, Katrina and Hurricane Andrew.
Chow has also been active in covering sports, she did the story on the 2005 Astros World Series Appearance, Houston’s Super Bown XXVIII, and the O.J Simpson verdict. The Houston Press Club awarded her the Best Series and the Texas Associated Press awarded her the Best Spot Newscaster her greatest achievement was the Emmy Award for Hong Kong Under the Dragon. The Emmy Award was personal to her since it also involved the active participation of her father.
Chow continues to keep Americans updated with the good and bad. Recently she has done a story of political unrest in Austin after the introduction of Senate Bill 147, which bans residents from Iran, China, Russia, and North Korea from purchasing real estate, and a nonprofit organization called Ainsley’s Angesl which is helping disabled children.
Chow has had the privilege of interviewing best selling author Katherine Center on her latest book Happiness for Beginners. She also did a story of Elise Hu a former American who now lives in South Korea as a businesswoman with investment in the beauty industry considered 4 times ahead of the United States. Chow has also been covering recent high temperatures in the United States.
Shern-Min Chow’s Net Worth
Chow has managed to rise above all odds since she started working in a field dominated by white Americans and men. Her success has made her an influential figure among women and Asia Americans. She also earns a significant salary as a fill-in anchor.
KHOU-TV could be paying her a salary of approximately $70,000 per year. While she is not working, Chow participates in community work. She has served as a member of the YWCA, the Chinese Community Center, and the Houston Ballet. She has also been involved in church affairs, the Asian Society, and the Spring Spirit Baseball. She has joined other Asian Journalists like Natalie Hee and Lois Lee in representing the Asian community in the media industry.