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.
|Real/Birth Name:||Dion Lim|
|Profession:||News Anchor, Reporter|
|Famous For:||Reporting on violence against Asian Americans|
|Family and Siblings|
|Date of Birth:||13 May|
|Age (As of 2023):||Around 30s|
|Birth Place:||Michigan, United States|
|Ethnicity:||Asian (Hong Kong and Taiwan)|
|Married/Wedding To:||Evan Panesis (2011)|
Evan Panesis (Poker player)
|Height:||5 Feet 4 Inches (162 cm)|
|Quotes & Books|
|Books:||Make Your Moment (2019)|
|Awards & Nomination|
|Nominations:||1. Best Morning Anchor|
2. Best TV Personality
|Income & Assets|
|Net Worth (As of 2023):||$1 Million (Estimated)|
|Annual Salary/Income:||$47,680 (Estimated)|
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Ethnicity, Age & Nationality
The reporter was born on May 13, but the year is not available. As of 2023, she is around her 30s. Lim was born in Michigan, United States, and holds an American nationality. She was born into an Asian ethnic family with the birth sign of Taurus.
Family, Early life, and Education
Dion was born and raised in an Asian family. Her father’s name is Fussy Ba, whereas her mother’s name is not available. Her father is a chemist and immigrated to America from Taiwan and Hong Kong. She grew up with her brother named, Scott Lim. 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.
My brother, dad & I haven’t seen grandma in 15 years— this is the year we make amends ? & be a family. ❤️ PS: doesn’t she look amazing…92-years old & no health problems ? pic.twitter.com/NgXWeD7BiT— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) December 19, 2018
The above post is about the reporter reuniting with her 92-year-old grandmother after 15 years of being unable to meet one another.
I gave my mom and dad a confetti popper to celebrate seeing them for the 1st time in almost 2 years, my dad’s birthday and Father’s Day all in one.— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) June 20, 2021
It was harder to figure out than expected ? #daddy #HappyFathersDay pic.twitter.com/s0j3bBgefV
This post is about the anchor’s parents finally meeting after almost two 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 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 June 15, 2011. The couple was engaged in 2009 and finally tied the knot after two years in Boston. The wedding ceremony and reception are conducted at New England Aquarium, where their friends and family are attended.
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.
Lim made an Instagram post about ending the year with her husband a bit of an adventure, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.
My husband says the dress reminds him of the Statue of Liberty ??— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) October 10, 2021
Very appropriate as we celebrate at our cousin’s wedding in NYC this weeken.
BTW: my favorite part of this outfit, the ice cream scoop clutch! pic.twitter.com/x98lqhgzbd
In the above Tweet, the couple is at a wedding, being humourous together. They seem to enjoy one another’s company. Lim often posts about his husband and describes him as the ‘best husband.’
Dion Lim Announced Her Pregnant News Through Twitter
Lim and Evan Panesis have been together for more than 11 years, and yet they do not have a child. But, recently, on February 1, 2023, she shared the news that everyone expects. Through Twitter, she mentioned that Lim and her husband are welcoming their first child this summer. Dion is currently pregnant and going to have a child soon.
The couple met in 2007 and celebrated 16 years of valentine’s day on February 15, and sooner they are going to welcome a new member of their family. Through the Facebook post, Lim shared a photo of having an ultrasound and stated that she was having a boy in the caption.
Lim is now having a child this summer and expecting some suggestions on where to shop for maternity clothes. On Twitter, she tweeted:
“In a moment of levity…I think it’s time to finally buy some maternity clothes for work. Suggestions on where to shop for these things are very welcome.”
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.
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Other Quick Facts and Trivia
- Lim loves exploring new places to eat and traveling all around the world.
- Apart from anchoring, she also likes volunteering for the non-profit Best Buddies.
- The reporter has sushi named after her called ‘Neon Dion’ at The Cowfish Restaurant in Charlotte, Atlanta.
- Her parents were huge fans 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.