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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Lillian Ma

Class of 2013, Bachelor's

Lillian Ma is a senior double majoring Broadcast Journalism and Communication at Annenberg. Before becoming a producer at ATVN, she has worked as an assignment desk editor, graphic artist, and multi-media journalist at the station.

Ma is currently a freelancer for the LA18 Evening News, the most watched Chinese newscast in Southern California. Ma started her journalism career as a contributor to a community-based news website called the Alhambra Source. She then interned at the Metan Development Group, a multi-media company that focused on bringing Western entertainment content to China. She was part of the production team of Hello! Hollywood, a weekly entertainment news show that gave Chinese audiences the lasted updates of American popular culture.

Ma was born in Taipei, Taiwan and raised in Shanghai, China. She came to Los Angeles in the fall of 2009 to pursue her college education. She aspires to enter the professional media world upon graduation. Her ultimate goal is to become a television news reporter or producer.

When not working, Ma could be found exploring the Los Angeles food scene. She enjoys musicals and is an avid fan of everything Disney. She loves traveling and is constantly seeking new experiences.



What were your duties at ATVN? :

Reporter, Producer

Trail Builders

January 14, 2014

Volunteers restore and renew trails in the Angeles National Forest.

LA Votes to Restrict E-Cigarette Sales

December 4, 2013

The unanimous vote expands the city's tobacco vending law and bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. 

Street Vendors Hope to Legalize Vending on City Sidewalks

November 6, 2013

A new push to legalize street vending in L.A.

LAPD Explains Deadly Force Training

October 9, 2013

The department welcomed guests to the Police Academy to showcase how officers are trained to use deadly force.

Get ready, producer newbies!

May 2, 2013

Welcome aboard, the new leaders of ATVN!

Covering the Boston Marathon Bombing

April 25, 2013

One challenge I faced was communicating with people who have just suffered a loss.

Questions for the Professionals

April 18, 2013

With less than half a year to graduate, I have many questions for the professionals.

Third Victim in Marathon Bombing Identified (UPDATED)

April 17, 2013

The third person killed in the Boston Marathon bombing has been identified as a Chinese graduate student at Boston University.

Going Live at ATVN

April 11, 2013

Going live adds a sense of participation.

News for the Trojans

April 4, 2013

This week’s producing almost gave me a heart attack.

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