ABC7 Dion Lim Facts- Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Married, Husband, Now, Height

Last Updated : January 14, 2022

Quick Info→Age (2022): 38 Years OldHusband/Spouse: Evan Panesis
ABC7 Dion Lim

Who is Dion Lim?

Dion Lim is a news anchor currently working for ABC7 in San Francisco. She is also a published writer with a few articles published on The Huffington Post and Amy Poehler’s website.

Lim is famous for reporting on violence against Asian Americans.

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Dion Lim’s Short Bio

The reporter was born on the 13th of May, making her a Taurus, and as of 2022, she is around 38 years old. She is a Taurus. She is an American citizen and of Asian origin.

Family, Early life and Education

Dion’s parents immigrated to America from Taiwan and Hong Kong, so she was made to watch news channels to improve her English from a young age.

Soon after, she became fascinated with TV personalities and reporters, so much so that she wanted to become one of those journalists.

So, to fuel her journalism journey, she started as a student reporter in her high school. Lim then graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in science, which she had just taken because her father was a chemist.

The news anchor seems to be close to her family as she posts them frequently.

The above post is about the reporter reuniting with her 92-year old grandmother after 15 years of not being able to meet one another.

This post is about the anchor’s parents finally meeting after almost 2 years following the lift of COVID restrictions, on the occasion of father’s day and Lim’s father’s birthday.

Her Short Career

The reporter started her career pretty early as the General Assignment Reporter at WWLP-TV in Springfield, MA. She then joined KMBC-TV, where she worked as the first Asian American weekday morning anchor and got named the ‘Best Morning Anchor’ in Kansas.

In 2010, the anchor worked for WCNC-TV, from where she reported major events such as the Democratic National Convention and various red carpets. The reporter joined ABC7 in October of 2017. She is famous for her blog named ‘Dion’s Daily Deals’ in Kansas.

Who is Dion Lim’s Husband?

Lim has been happily married to her husband, Evan Panesis, a professional poker player, since 2011. The journalist has also shared how the two met through a crime story that she had been covering, after which her husband contacted her through email.

Dion Lim With Her Husband (Source: Instagram)

Lim made an Instagram post about ending the year with her husband a bit of an adventure, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

In the above Tweet, the couple is at a wedding, being humourous together. They seem to enjoy one another’s company.

The couple did long distances, then got engaged in 2009, and tied the knot in 2011 in Boston. The details regarding their children are not known. Lim posts about his husband often and has described him as the ‘best husband’.

How Much is Dion Lim Salary and Net Worth?

After working in journalism for over a decade, we can assume the anchor has earned sufficiently. Her current salary is estimated to be between $39,750 and $40,000 a year. Similarly, the reporter has a net worth of about $350,000 as of 2022.

Dion Lim Activism

Being the first Asian-American to anchor the weekday newscast, Lim is very open about her struggles as an Asian in the broadcasting industry, and so she uses her experiences to empower more women and minority groups through communication.

She says being named ‘Best TV Personality by different magazines is a big achievement for her as through it, she can inspire and encourage minority groups.

Physical Appearance

The anchor is undoubtedly a gorgeous woman. She stands at an average height and a moderate weight. Moreover, she has astounding facial features.

Other Quick Facts and Trivia.

  • Lim loves exploring new places to eat and travel all around the world.
  • Apart from anchoring, she also likes volunteering for the non-profit Best Buddies.
  • The reporter has a sushi named after her called ‘Neon Dion’ at The Cowfish Restaurant in Charlotte, Atlanta.
  • Her parents were a huge fan of Dionne Warwick.
  • She has a miniature Dachshund named Daphne and a Yorkie named Georgie.
  • Her husband had to show his bank balance to her parents for them to believe that being a poker player could pay him well.
  • She questioned her decision to become a journalist on her first day when as soon as she arrives, a big red bag containing a fire suit was given to her to go report, but as she started reporting she was reminded why it was her passion and it best suited her.

Major Sources/ References
1. LinkedIn
2. Twitter