Susan Sim Oh, is the co-owner of WKTB-CD, a local Class A Television Station in the Atlanta DMA broadcasting top-tier Spanish and Korean broadcast networks, ultimately serving the fastest growing minority groups in Atlanta with a broadcast reach of over a million viewers. Oh is one of the few Asian female TV station owners in the nation. Asian Class A TV station owners in the US represent only 1.6% of all station owners.
Additionally, Oh is Managing Partner for Telemundo Atlanta handles all business development aspects including contractual obligations, carriage negotiations and programming contracts for Telemundo Atlanta, a premier Spanish-language television station. Oh launched Telemundo Atlanta in 2009 and continues to oversee distribution, local programming, marketing and news operations at Telemundo Atlanta. In 2011, Oh spearheaded 4 of Telemundo Atlanta’s signature annual events that are an integral part of the Latino community: NaviDando Christmas promotion for families in need, Todos Somos Héroes community awards luncheon, Festivalísimo Fall Festival and Proyecto Rayito de Luz room makers for chronically ill children. In March of 2012, Oh recruited talent and developed the workflow and structure for the leading local Spanish- language newscasts in the market, Noticerio Telemundo Atlanta. In June of 2015, Oh along with her team expanded the news offerings to include a 5:30pm newscast and introduced a newly designed news set to accompany the launch of the news expansion. Telemundo Atlanta provides the most local news in Spanish in the Atlanta DMA with daily 5:30pm, 6pm and 11pm live newscasts.
Through Oh’s leadership, Telemundo Atlanta was the first local Spanish-language television station to consecutively garner the coveted ‘Overall Station Excellence’ Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences in the Southeast region in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. Under Oh’s leadership, Telemundo Atlanta has garnered 41 Emmy® Awards within the last 5 years.
A journalist by training, Oh worked at CNN in Atlanta, GA and WCID in Champaign, IL in various news production and media relations capacities.
Oh received her Executive MBA from Georgia State University and her Bachelors of Science in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign.
In 2014, the Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized Oh with a 40 Under 40 award for her business accomplishments and community involvement. Under Oh’s leadership, Korean Television Network (KTN) received the Community Champions Award in 2012 from the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center for creating media partnerships across multiple platforms to generate funds and awareness on voting and immigration rights. At the University of Illinois, Oh served as president of her Sorority, treasurer of the National Honor Society and among 9,000 applicants, was selected as a member of the Senior 100 Honorary, an organization where only one hundred graduating seniors are selected based on grade point averages and leadership.
Currently, Oh is a Trustee on the Brookhaven Visitors and Convention Bureau. She also serves on the Board of Directors of We Love BuHi, an organization that catalyzes and supports a livable and inclusive Buford Highway corridor. She is also an active board member of the Mustang Fund, which raises funds to maintain excellence in education at Montgomery Elementary School in Brookhaven. Previously, Oh served on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Hispanic Corporate Council of Atlanta and the Advisory Board of Caminar Latino, a non-profit organization providing services for victims and families of domestic violence.
Oh is married with two children and resides in North Brookhaven.