James Chow

Apprentice News Clerk, AirTalk

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James Chow is an apprentice news clerk for AirTalk.

He has previously chronicled news and human interest pieces for Southern California News Group newspapers, the Daily 49er and the Long Beach Post. He's also produced podcast segments for both the Daily 49er and the Long Beach Post.

James graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Communication Studies. In his free time, James is creating podcasts, searching for vintage stuff on eBay or developing calloused hands from the guitar.


The HFPA Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk is generously supported by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charitable Trust

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Stories by James Chow

COVID-19 AMA: J&J Says Its Vaccine Is Effective Against Delta Variant, WHO Says All Authorized Vaccines Should Be Recognized By The West And More

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Annabelle De St. Maurice from University of California Los Angeles/Mattel Children’s hospital.

FilmWeek and Chill: How ‘Airplane!’ Made Its Mark On Parody In The 1980s

The iconic 1980 film “Airplane!” from the ZAZ directing team, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker parodies the plot and characters from the 1957 disaster flick “Zero Hour!”

COVID-19 AMA: LA County’s New COVID-19 Cases Have Doubled, Vaccinated People Who Got Infected Carry Less Virus, CDC Researchers Say And More

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.

COVID-19 AMA: State Masking Guidelines Conflict With LA County Recommendation; Delta Variant Accounts For 26% Of U.S. COVID Cases And More

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner of Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

COVID-19 AMA: SF To Require Vaccinations Among City Workers, 3 In 5 Californians Have Received At Least One Vaccine And More

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Annabelle De St. Maurice from University of California Los Angeles/Mattel Children’s hospital.

‘Ding Dong, Avon Calling!’ How Avon’s Success Started With Selling Perfumes Door-To-Door

If you hear your doorbell rung today, oftentimes you'd expect to see a package or bags of food at your doorstep. But just a few decades ago, one would expect to see a woman and her bag of perfume samples.

Latest on California’s Power Grid As State Recovers From Its First Heat Wave Of The Summer

Last week, Californians felt the test of heat as the first heatwave of the summer enveloped over various countries. However, the rising temperatures haven't subsided just yet.

SoCal Is A Peacock’s Paradise, We Explore Why That Is

Owning a peacock was once considered a status symbol, particularly around the turn of the twentieth century.

The RMS Queen Mary Is In Danger Of Sinking, We Explore How It Got This Way

A longtime tourist attraction, The Queen Mary is now in a state of immediate repair. According to an inspection report from city-hired Elliott Bay Design Group; the ocean liner's drastic problems include a hull that has structural issues, an emergency generator in need of repair and a leaky piping issue.

COVID-19 AMA: CA Launches Lottery For Vaccinated Residents, South Africa Prepares For A Potential Surge And More

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.

Listeners Weigh In On How They Properly End Conversations

For folks who've stayed inside throughout the year, going out and socializing again may feel foreign.

Asian and Pacific Islanders Remain Largely Invisible In Popular Film, Study Shows

When Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson debuted his Hollywood persona in World Wrestling Entertainment in 2003, he was two years removed from his first successful protagonist role in "The Scorpion King" and on the heels of more film success with roles in "The Rundown" and "Walking Tall."

With Travel Demand Beginning To Soar, We Check In With Local Airports and Airlines

As the country opens up and more people get vaccinated, many people await for the last pillar of normalcy to fully return: travel and leisure. According to reporting from Axios, bookings for last month were up 11% from April 2019.

How the Navajo Nation Went From Being Devastated By COVID To Vaccinating Over Half Its Adult Population

Although Native Americans are one of the most at-risk groups in contracting COVID-19, they've been the most successful at vaccinating their populations. NPR reported that the Navajo Nation had vaccinated more than half of its adult population, which surpasses the U.S. national vaccination rate.

As FDA Weighs Banning Menthol Cigarettes, We Discuss Its Impact

U.S. health regulators pledged again Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes, this time under pressure from African American groups to remove the mint flavor popular among Black smokers.