Terry Tang

Assistant Reporter/Freelance Writer


Terry Tang

A lover of food, travel, pop culture and the written word. I currently work as an editorial assistant for The Associated Press on their West Regional desk but play more than one role there. I enjoy practicing Spanish, meeting new people and having my Spidey sense tingle when a possible story idea sparks. My favorite scenario is going from reporting spot news to working on a lifestyle story or a longer narrative.



Campaign to save dog in Arizona mauling

This Feb. 2014 photo provided by Flor Medrano shows Kevin Vicente in Phoenix, Ariz. Four-year-old Kevin Vicente’s road to recovery after a dog mauling on Feb. 20, 2014, has ignited thousands of impassioned pleas, not just not for him. The animal behind the attack is now the object of a Facebook page that has garnered more than 39,000 likes on Facebook.
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Tucson, Ariz.: 5 free things to see and do

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson, Ariz., is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona's biggest city, located 115 miles (185 kilometers) below Phoenix, keeps schools open on President's Day but closes them later in the week for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.
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Tape of Martin Luther King Jr. Ariz. Speech Found

Mary Scanlon had no idea a $3 purchase from a Goodwill store in Phoenix would turn out to be a rare link to the civil rights movement's most revered leader. Last April, Scanlon was at the thrift store when she spotted a pile of 35 vintage reel-to-reel tapes, including one labeled with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'
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Arizona GOP censures McCain for 'liberal' record

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative. The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote during a meeting of state committee members in Tempe, state party spokesman Tim Sifert said.
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'Nashville' TV show fans will love real Music City

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Being a little bit more rock'n'roll than country, I had never considered putting a country-fried city like Nashville on my travel bucket list. Yet here I was, standing in a strip mall parking lot in Music City on a chilly Sunday afternoon, outside The Bluebird Cafe. In a half-hour period, four cars had pulled up so a passenger could snap a photo of the trademark blue awning.
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Giffords completes skydive on anniversary of Arizona shooting

The former congresswoman marked three years since being shot in the head at a Tucson political rally by writing another chapter in a stunning recovery.
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Go For the Food: Foodies 'welcome' Phoenix diner

PHOENIX (AP) — When Twitter and Facebook first began to catch fire, so did food trucks.
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Sebelius in Phoenix amid calls for her resignation

PHOENIX (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that officials are working "24-7" to improve the government's he.
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15-year-old arrested in Arizona officer's shooting

PHOENIX (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the killing of a Maricopa County detention officer who authorities say was targeted at random.
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Las Vegas mom gives birth to quintuplets; 5 new babies join 4 older siblings

PHOENIX - A Las Vegas mother is resting Wednesday after delivering a healthy set of quintuplets in a suburban Phoenix hospital, bringing five new additions to her family's already full house.
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Police: 1 dead in Ariz. shooting, suspect on loose

PHOENIX (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a Phoenix office complex on Wednesday, killing one person, wounding two others and setting off a manhunt. Police warned the public that he was "armed and dangerous." Authorities identified the suspect as 70-year-old Arthur Douglas Harmon, who they said opened fire at the end of a mediation session.

Phoenix more than sun in the desert

PHOENIX (AP) — With cactus and strip malls obstructing the views at times, visitors could easily write Phoenix off as a place where water and culture are scarce. But this metropolis — which includes upscale Scottsdale and college town Tempe — is a nature lover's oasis with pristine peaks and the vast Sonoran desert.
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Terry Tang

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, I once thought I wanted to move to Los Angeles to be an entertainment journalist. Since then, I have graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in mass communication studies and English literature. Turns out the English lit was more valuable for journalism writing. Once upon a time, I was an intern at Variety, Entertainment Weekly and Wired.

For the last seven years, I have been an editorial assistant for The Associated Press in Phoenix. First, I served the Phoenix bureau and then transitioned into the bigger West Regional desk operation. I may be an EA, but I have been around and around as a breaking news supervisor, broadcast editor and (my favorite) a reporter. I take pride in covering general spot news as much as any lifestyle or entertainment story. I enjoy getting reminded again and again that whether someone is a mega-watt celebrity or the working-class Joe, everyone has a story.

I also love cupcakes--baking and eating them. In the past. I organized a local potluck, CupcakeCamp Phoenix. The last event, done in 2012, marked the first time this reporter was the "reported":



  • Familiarity with Spanish
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Some Photoshop
  • Microsoft Word