Sydnie Kohara

Sydnie Kohara


Sydnie is an Emmy award-winning news anchor and broadcast journalist with over 30 years of story-telling experience from Singapore to London and San Francisco to New York. She’s interviewed business legends, international luminaries and political leaders, from Richard Branson of Virgin Airlines and Alibaba’s Jack Ma to Akie Abe, wife of Japan’s prime minister, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

As founder of Kohara Group LLC, Sydnie has produced media projects for Fortune 500 companies like Oracle and Charles Schwab & Co. as well as provided media training for diverse clients, including a healthcare think tank at MIT, the City of Palo Alto, and several healthcare startups.

Sydnie was first introduced to California Trout as a participant in the Five Rivers Challenge and during COVID lent her on-camera skills as co-host of the 2020 and 2021 Virtual Gala & Auction. While Sydnie enjoys fishing for trout, her passion lies in the pursuit of striped bass on the Delta and other California waters where she has set records and won many competitions.

Along with her board position with CalTrout, Sydnie serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Asia Foundation and is founder, Managing Director of Kohara Group LLC.


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