Marian oversees the programming of all premium businesses — from Style and Travel, to Tech and Money — across all platforms in the Asia time zone for CNN. She also covers Asian entertainment with stories about K-pop, J-pop, Canto and Mando pop and Bollywood. Previously, she launched and ran the entertainment site SouthFlorida.com and has covered everything from music to medicine for The Seattle Times, the San Jose Mercury News, the Los Angeles Times, Oakland Tribune, Detroit Free Press and Source Magazine.
She believes in mentoring the next generation of journalists and has served on the board of the Society of Features Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association and the National Association of Asian American Professionals. She rebooted the South Florida chapter of the Online News Association. She is dedicated to communicating the needs of the communities she represents: young, immigrant and female. For fun, she designs jewelry, plays video games and kick boxes.