At just 5 years old, Katherine “Kat” Iniba was captivated by television and film. She still remembers the first time her dad took her to the movies and how mesmerized she was by the entire experience. She was amazed at how listening to music, watching movies or tv shows could evoke such intense emotions of happiness, anger, and sadness.
Years later, she realized all of this was due to the power of storytelling – whether through music, film, a television series, a sitcom or news. This fascination continues to drive her today.
Kat embarked on her journalism career at an early age. In high school, she became a reporter, news anchor, writer and editor for her school’s weekly newscast, “Lobo News” which aired on her local cable channel. Kat continued her love for the media by majoring in theater and journalism and eventually receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the California State University in Communications – TV/Film Production.
Since graduating, Kat freelanced as a reporter for entertainment webisodes. In addition, she was also an entertainment correspondent for KSCI-TV, LA18’s award winning television show, “Kababayan Today” which (at the time) was the first and only locally produced talk show for and about the Filipino community.
In 2008, “Halo Halo with Kat Iniba” premiered on KSCI-TV, LA18 – an entertainment and lifestyle program covering Hollywood news, as well as highlighting entertainment and lifestyle stories for the Asian Pacific American community. During the run of the show, Kat served as the Producer, Host, Writer and Editor. Several years later, “Halo Halo with Kat Iniba” debuted in Hawaii on KIKU-TV.
Kat Iniba has interviewed notable entertainers from the Asian Pacific American community including Lea Salonga, Amy Tan, George Takei, Maggie Q, Apl.d.Ap (Black Eyed Peas), Russell Park, and Far East Movement, just to name a few. She has also covered numerous events including the Academy Awards, American Music Awards, Teen Choice, Screen Actors Guild, red carpet events and press junkets.
In addition, Katherine Iniba is a classically trained pianist with over 20 years experience. She is a former piano teacher at Keyboard Academy under the direction of Susie Ste. Claire. During her free time, she enjoys playing the piano and performing at numerous events.
Katherine's passion for storytelling continues to drive her today. Her mission is to provide an outlet for others to share their story in hopes of encouraging, inspiring, and uplifting others.