Cathy L. Hue (formerly Cathy Truong) had her 15-seconds of fame at birth. Reported as the first Vietnamese-American born in Bradley County, Tennessee, her mother says it was easy to identify Cathy in the hospital nursery because not only was she the only brunette… but a brunette with a mohawk.
Raised in various suburbs around Los Angeles, Cathy stuck to her proud Angeleno roots and graduated from the University of Southern California (USC Annenberg) with a B.A. in broadcast journalism and a minor in cinema-television in 2000.
One of Cathy's proudest accomplishments was working full-time while attending university, and being the first in her extended family to earn a degree. These experiences paved the way to her five-year employment at Channel One Network where she produced long-form segments covering politics, social issues, and human-interest stories catered to a teen audience.
(For a glimpse of some of these stories, check out Cathy's Producer Reel)
Raised on PB&J and not knowing a lick of the Vietnamese language, Cathy moved to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) where she embedded herself in the SE Asian culture between 2005-2006. During this time, she produced a series of independent mini-documentaries that have been broadcast on Al Gore's cable network, Current Television.
In 2009, Cathy co-founded Asia Media Lab with colleague Todd Brown, a media production company in SE Asia. In 2011, Cathy launched Our Story Productions, a personal documentary production service for non-profits, businesses, and individuals.
Cathy permanently resides in the Los Angeles area, while establishing a second residency in England; and travels frequently with a keen interest for a good story. As of 2012, she has traveled to over 20 countries and extensively across the U.S.
Cathy is motivated by telling unique stories that move, encourage dialogue and broaden perspective. Moreover, the human beings she meets along the way are her inspiration. Her many scattered interests include architecture, music (www.thesingularitymusic.com), photography, film, and long road trips. If the sun were out longer, she'd do a better job at extending her work in social causes and humanitarian efforts.
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