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Mindy Aguon - Assistant News Director

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Ambitious with a constant drive to get a story, Mindy Aguon has made her mark at KUAM News. Starting in the broadcast journalism business on Guam at just the age of 18, Mindy has literally grown up in front of the island's viewers. With an enormous passion to learn, she will undoubtedly go far in this business.

Mindy is the daughter of Steve and Christina Fothergill. She was born in Seoul, Korea and was later adopted. She grew up in Hawaii and Seminole, Florida. Growing up she found her niche in writing and enjoyed debate, speech classes and journalism. In 1996 she moved to Guam. Ever the overachiever, upon graduating valedictorian at St. Paul Christian School in Harmon she began an internship with KUAM, while simultaneously attending the University of Guam as a full-time student.

Mindy has moved up the ranks during her tenure at KUAM, growing from an intern to a full-fledged journalist. She's been an important addition to the News8 team, filling in as anchor, producing newscasts, anchoring Weekend Edition, Late Edition, and now focusing on investigative reports. This young gun has made strides in becoming a successful journalist. She received two Micronesia Society of Professional Journalists Awards in 2002 for Best Spot News and Best Online Reporting. In 2005, Mindy was awarded the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for Best Documentary for her touching personal journey, "Finding My Roots".

Mindy is best known for her in-depth coverage of the "cops & courts" beat. Often referred as "The Pit Bull of KUAM", there's no story she's not willing to cover.

She was promoted from Senior Investigative Reporter to Assistant News Director in June 2008, where she brings her ideas, vision and leadership to Guam's largest newsroom.

In 2008, Mindy's work was also featured in the KUAM production "Survivors: In Their Own Words", which was named that year's outstanding regional documentary, winning the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio & Television News Directors Association.

Aside from numerous contributions to the community by assisting various non-profit organizations, Mindy likes to spend her "free" days shopping, traveling, and watching baseball/softball.

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