Sherry Hu was inducted into the Culture and Art Category in 2015.
Sherry Hu is best known as an Emmy award-winning veteran reporter on KPIX, Channel 5. In “retirement”, she now teaches Oakland students how to tell their stories to an audience beyond the borders of Oakland.
You’ll find her at KDOL, the Oakland Unified School District television station. There, she prepares students with technical skills to produce videos and teaches life skills to help them navigate college and their careers.
Sherry also reports in Oakland schools, showcasing the achievements of students from Kindergarten through high school. She shares their stories on ONews – a student run newscast and website.
Sherry brings to the classroom a real work perspective – with more than three decades at KPIX/CBS. She started as the news director’s secretary and worked her way to the assignment desk, then reporter, anchor and multi-media journalist. Sherry’s news career was marked by insightful daily coverage of Bay Area communities with a unique perspective for stories in Oakland, her hometown. Her special reports have included travel to China and Hong Kong in the aftermath of the pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square and to Guatemala to profile the doctors and nurses performing life-altering surgeries in a mountain village hospital.
Sherry is a proud graduate of Oakland public schools (Go Wildcats!) and the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!). She's a longtime volunteer in local schools and continues to act as a mentor, tutor and emcee for nonprofit fundraisers, civic events and political debates.