Guess the San Josean

Do you think you know our San Jose community? Test your knowledge on influential locals with our new trivia series.

A graphic with a mystery headshot and the words, "Guess that San Josean."

Can you guess the local?

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We’re introducing a new trivia series called, “Guess the San Josean,” where we give you 3-4 hints about influential leaders, business owners, artists, and other local movers and shakers in our community.

Before we get into it, we’d like to note that the term “San Josean” doesn’t just apply to people born and raised here. Any individual who has made an impact in our beloved city or has contributed to the diverse, amazing spectacle that is the great 408, we consider them a San Josean.

Are you ready? Get set, guess.

Robert Handa pictured in the "Guess the San Josean" graphic with three facts about him on the right.

Did you guess right?

Graphic by SJtoday staff

San Josean #1

And the mystery person is... Robert Handa. 🗞️

Currently, Robert hosts “Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa,” for NBC Bay Area News, and resides in Morgan Hill with his family. He’s been honored with “Reporter of the Year” from The Associated Press, collected several Emmys for his investigative reporting, and gathered various distinguished alumnus awards from Sunnyvale High School, De Anza College, and San Jose State.

The clues we provided:

  • A South Bay native who attended De Anza College and San Jose State University
  • Became the first Asian American reporter at KNTV Channel 11
  • Is currently a reporter for NBC Bay Area and host of a weekly talk show highlighting local Asian American communities.
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