angela sun is a tv host, sports broadcaster and investigative journalist living in los angeles, california. she is currently the director and executive producer on plastic paradise on netflix and pivot tv. she is also the host of foreign in the usa on pta.
she is passionate about curiosity, the ocean and everything in it, creating and finding untold stories, educating kids, being active and outdoors, surfing and traveling.
"working in the sports world is pretty tough, add the minority factor and its a double whammy. you have to be better, more well versed and prepared, and look a certain way. success is really opportunity meeting preparation, and a bit of pure luck in the media industry."
her biggest inspirations? "my mom of course, she moved to a new country with nothing and created a full life and family by seizing opportunities and working hard. I hope it doesn’t come off cliche, but oprah really broke down barriers and blazed a path for us all. my dad’s passing shaped who I am today. his work ethic and drive and determination are instilled in me, but the actual losing of a parent really helped me to see how short life is and to embrace every moment fully and re-evaluate what is most important in life."
her advice to aspiring leaders? "be humble and gracious always to everyone. just go out and do it. I call it the 5p’s be passionately curious about something. that will lead you to your purpose, and through perseverance will engage people into meaningful and lasting partnerships."
photos by don mcleish and albert frigone