Meet Gia Vang, the Twin Cities' first Hmong-American anchor

A California native, Gia Vang is Kare 11's new "Sunrise" anchor.

Gia Vang turns on the television to watch national news at the beginning of her shift while putting on makeup.
Gia Vang gets her hair ready for the sunrise newscast.
Gia Vang does a time-lapse of her makeup routine to post on social media.
Gia Vang does her hair at the beginning of her shift.
Gia Vang prepares to anchor the sunrise newscast.
Gia Vang relaxes for a moment between segments of the sunrise newscast.
Gia Vang co-anchors the sunrise newscast with Kris Laudien.
Gia Vang, center, anchors the sunrise newscast with Ellery McCardle, from left, Kris Laudien and meteorologist Laura Betker.
Gia Vang, center, co-anchors the sunrise newscast on a rainy day in the KARE 11 outdoor courtyard with Ellery McCardle, from left, meteorologist Laura Betker and Kris Laudien.
Gia Vang films some Instagram story content between segments of the sunrise newscast.
Gia Vang co-anchors the sunrise newscast with Kris Laudien.
Gia Vang of KARE 11, the first Hmong-American anchor in the Twin Cities, poses for a photo on the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis.