2011 Cleveland Asian Festival
featuring authentic Asian foods and merchandise, local and national performing artists, a children’s activities area, games, competitions, and a health pavilion that focuses on free screenings and health education. May 21-22, 2011. Asia Plaza and E 30th, 2999 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114. Open to public, FREE event.
Additional MCs for the festival!
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In addition to our Master MC Mr. Wayne Wong, we have also a variety of MCs helping out at the festival, come and see them on stage!

Returning as the Festival Master of Ceremonies is Wayne Wong.  Wayne was raised in Cleveland and is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University.  He is helping to develop future high efficiency space power systems as a technology project manager at the NASA Glenn Research Center and he was awarded a NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for his work.  Wayne is also an artist and in the past, pursued his artistic passion as a comic book illustrator.  He currently enthusiastically volunteers his time and energy to further the goals of the Cleveland Asian Festival.

Joining Wayne to host the Festival at the two stages are a number of talented local media personalities.

Jason Nguyen comes back home to Cleveland from Fort Myers, Florida.  He works at WKYC-TV as a Multi-Media Content Producer. Everyday Jason goes out and reports on the daily news you watch on Channel 3.

Jason grew up in Cleveland and went to the University of Toledo, where he graduated with a degree in Communications with a focus in Broadcast Journalism.

He’s excited to be back in the area and experience everything Cleveland has to offer. You can follow Jason and everything he does on Facebook, Jason Nguyen WKYC, or Twitter @FollowWIN

Janet H. Cho is a business reporter for The Plain Dealer. She covers retail and consumer news, advertising/marketing/branding, and about 20 local companies. Cho also serves as National Vice President for Print of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA.org) and as a board member of UNITY: Journalists of Color.

Before joining the paper in 1999, she worked at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; the Times-Union and Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y.; and USA Today.

She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Melissa Reid joined the FOX 8 News team 2011 as a reporter in April, 2011. Before coming to FOX 8, Melissa worked at WTRF in Wheeling, WV and KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA as a reporter and producer, respectively.

Melissa was born and raised south of Pittsburgh. She attended Bentworth High School and went on to study at Bethany College where she majored in broadcast journalism.

She says her love for news came at an early age and lives to cover breaking news, as well as tell the unique and quirky stories.

Melissa says that in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Billy, and their dog, Miss Sophie Charlotte. She is also active in sports, including volleyball, golf, tennis, and softball. She also admits to having a mean shopping habit.

Melissa is on Facebook and Twitter! Click on the links below to drop her a line and say hello!

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