The UW Department of Communication announced that Lori Matsukawa is a 2015 Distinguished Alumna. Each distinguished alumnus is part of the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame on the basis of making significant contributions to the field and society. Matsukawa will give the keynote speech to graduating students at the department’s graduation celebration on June 11, 2015.
Matsukawa is an award-winning journalist and anchor (KING 5 News, KONG TV). She was given the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Asian American Journalists Association for mentoring aspiring journalists. Matsukawa co-chairs a committee seeking to build a Japanese cultural and community center in Seattle. (end)