Joined WCCO: June 2021
Hometown: Wausau, Wisconsin
Alma Mater: UW-Oshkosh

Music: Behold Our God
Movie: John Wick
TV Show: WandaVision
Author: Paul the Apostle
Food: Steak and Fish
Local Restaurant: Flameburger
Hidden MN Gem: Mama Ann’s Soulfood
Sport/Exercise: Volleyball
Holiday: Thanksgiving

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Neither
Comedy or Tearjerker? Both
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone call
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night Owl
East Coast vs. West Coast? Midwest
Star Trek or Star Wars? Marvel
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Not a fan of birds

Pafoua Yang moved to Minnesota in 2019 from America’s Dairyland, where she was born and raised. While she took her first breath in Wisconsin, her family’s story begins in the mountainous areas in Laos.

Prior to Pafoua’s birth into the world, her parents fled their homeland Laos as their country fell to communist forces. Like most Hmong families in America, Pafoua’s family achieved refugee status largely because of their war efforts on behalf of the Americans during the Vietnam War. Pafoua’s family resettled to the United States in the early 1990’s.

The history and untold stories of how many Americans today gained their freedom inspired Pafoua to tell the stories that we don’t often hear about. Whether it’s the school custodian, the stay-at-home mom or the cook in the back, Pafoua believes everybody has an amazing story that is worthy of sharing and learning from.

Pafoua attended University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh where she grasped how to edit and shoot her own stories. Shortly after graduation, Pafoua worked at WLUK-FOX 11 in Green Bay covering the northwest region of Wisconsin.

After 25 years of being a Wisconsinite, Pafoua gave up the cheese head life and moved across the river to marry her best friend. Since moving to MN, Pafoua worked for cable channel CCX Media where she learned about the vibrant communities in the northwest metro.

During her free time, Pafoua loves to fellowship and serve at Beacon of Hope Church in St. Paul. Pafoua also likes staying active, learning about skin care and watching movies. One of Pafoua’s most precious desires is to get a corgi pup and name him Luffy.

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