Senior Advisor & Consultant
San Francisco, CA
A native San Franciscan and lifetime resident, Ted built San Franciscos largest periodicals printing company and Americas largest non-daily newspaper. He became the first Asian American to run a major metropolitan daily newspaper.
Ted is the founder and organizer of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC), the largest gathering of Asians in America. The AHSC serves as a platform to bring together the diversity of Asians and Pacific Islanders in assembling community and identity. Ted serves as co-founder and the brainchild for the San Francisco Hep B Free campaign, the largest collaborative effort in the APIA community for Hepatitis B disease, the greatest health disparity for Asian/Pacific Islanders. The SF Hep B Free campaign is currently setting a national model for overcoming hepatitis B disease. Ted is a founding member of the Asian American Journalists Association, New American Media, California Free Press Association and the National Association of Asian American Publishers. He has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the California Newspaper Publishers Association. He has served as Editor and Publisher for AsianWeek, the San Francisco Examiner and the Independent Newspaper Group.
Senior Account Executive
New York, NY
Arts and entertainment reporter, Communications Director, Director of Development and Marketing, Senior Publicist, Event Manager are all titles Jitin has successfully held in his career in journalism, non-profit management, and public relations. His first job was working in broadcast news at CNNs sister station in Texas, News 8 Austin, a Time-Warner-owned, 24-hour news channel, where he covered arts, religion, and general assignment news and anchored the weekend newscasts. During his tenure as Senior Reporter/Weekend Anchor, Jitin won several Texas Associated Press Awards, including Best Reporter, and his five-part series on the outsourcing of Austin jobs to Bangalore earned him a Texas Emmy nomination.
Passionate to serve his community, Jitin joined the battered womens movement and served as the Communications Director for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the Texas Council on Family Violence. To garner international event management and PR experience, Jitin joined The Miracle Foundation, an organization that builds orphanages and schools in India, as their Director of Development and Marketing. During that time, Jitin organized the grand opening of an ideal village of orphanages in one of the poorest states in India. His ties with the Bollywood community enabled him to invite a major celebrity to come on board as the brand ambassador for the event, which led to earned media coverage in Times of India, BBC World, Associated Press, and many others.