Nesita Kwan

HealthWatch Reporter




    NBC5's Nesita Kwan is an Emmy-winning anchor and reporter, and is currently the health editor at NBC5. She has received numerous Emmy awards, most recently in 2012, for her NBC5 Healthwatch coverage.

    Her career has taken her from beautiful Roanoke Va., to covering Desert Storm in Norfolk, Va., to the oil fields of Houston.

    Kwan started her career at WINA radio in Charlottesville, Va., where her investigative report on medical liability insurance won an Associated Press award.

    Kwan received a B.A. in English at the University of Virginia, and is active in community affairs. She’s been a past president of the Asian American Journalist’s Association, and on the board of the Chinese American Service League.

    Recently, she was selected for the University of California’s Health Journalism Fellowship, which is awarded to health journalists who are pioneering ways to tell complex health care stories.

    In partnership with the University of Chicago and the Chicago sister cities program, Kwan helped create an international speakers series on journalism, as well as a Women's Day forum at the same event.

    Her health unit sponsors four interns a year from universities and colleges around the world.

    She recently completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Tejas Yoga, and is now a certified teacher. She has a regular meditation practice, and because of a life long interest in traditions that use food as medicine, she can often be found in the kitchen trying new recipes.