Journalist joins Alpha News after resisting vaccine mandate at former station

Yang has worked as an on-air reporter for various stations throughout the Twin Cities. She joined Liz Collin to discuss what she hopes to accomplish in her new role. 

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Minnesota journalist Pafoua Yang has joined Alpha News after being terminated from her previous job for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Long story short, I refused to get the vaccine. I had sent them a religious exemption, which they denied. At the time, my husband and I just thought it was for the best to not get the vaccine and I was terminated,” Yang said.

Yang told Alpha News she believes in the importance of personal choice regarding what somebody puts in their own body.

Yang has worked as an on-air reporter for various stations throughout the Twin Cities. She joined Liz Collin to discuss what she hopes to accomplish in her new role.

“I just want to tell the truth, regardless of if I agree with it or not. I think our listeners deserve to know the truth and deserve to hear the stories that really reflect what’s going on right now and I feel like the mainstream media just isn’t telling that part.”

Yang said she’s passionate about pushing back on the idea that people of color should be voting a certain way or “agreeing to a certain narrative.”

Yang and Collin will be moderating a debate later this month among the leading Republican candidates for attorney general.

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