Angela Tsai is a television host, reporter and writer, who has covered everything from international comic book conventions to poker tours across Asia, from Hollywood red carpets to the NBA Finals.
Angela just wrapped her second season as the Sacramento Kings' resident courtside reporter for game telecasts. The diverse fans of Sacramento stayed connected to their hometown NBA team through her energetic, personalized work.
While she brought you news and feature stories as a correspondent on NBA TV, she also traveled the country as host of now-defunct AZN Television's "NBA Timeout". Along with game highlights and player profiles, she took viewers from game time to face time with all of the exciting stars of the NBA. Her work on this show earned her a 2008 NAMIC Vision Award nomination for Best Sports Programming.
For season one of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour, Angela worked many intense final tables in Manila and Seoul as a presenter and reporter. She sat down for interviews with some of the game's most notorious champions, including Daniel Negreanu and Joe Hachem.
Angela is also the face of Comcast's "Dating On Demand" network, and hosts their spin-off reality series "On A Date," seen on CN8 (The Comcast Network). Join her as she combines both heart and snark in her commentary of earnest singles and their foibles.
AZN TV's Asian Excellence Awards found Angela working the red carpet in Los Angeles, chatting it up with celebrities including Chow-Yun Fat, Margaret Cho, Quentin Tarentino and the Black Eyed Peas. She has also held an in-depth sit-down interview in New York's NBA Store with Korean pop superstar, Rain, for the network.
For three years, Angela wrote for and performed with New York sketch troupe Living Room Live, which produced an original live sketch show every week. The troupe's collaborative work ganered much critical praise, including "the comic energy is fast, funny, and rude" (Paper Magazine), "nice - a whole new angle" (Howard Stern), and "Comedy Pick Of The Week" (The New York Post).
As an actress, Angela's credits include ABC/Disney, Sundance, MTV Films and various soaps. She has done stand-up comedy in New York City's top venues, including Caroline's On Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, and Stand-Up New York. She has trained at HB Studios, The Upright Citizens Brigade, and T. Schreiber Studios.
Locally, she has worked as a teaching artist in the New York City school system. With Family Life Theatre, Angela raised social awareness through improvisational, interactive socio-drama with students.
Angela has written for a multitude of media organizations, including CBS News, the Asian American Journalists Association, A Magazine, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. During her undergraduate years at Duke University, she won the Benenson Award in the Arts and the John Hope Franklin Prize for her documentary writing and photography on Asian communities in North Carolina and San Francisco's Chinatown.
Last but certainly not least, Tsai once captained the Duke cheerleading squad, where she first cultivated her love of basketball culture. Passionate about the arts and good food, she resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, actor Michael Hollick.