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Sun blog: I’m a loyal Sacramento Kings fan, even when they’re bad almost all the time
Sun blog: I’m a loyal Sacramento Kings fan, even when they’re bad almost all the time

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Yes, I was raised in the Bay Area. But no, I’m not a Warriors fan. I’m a — takes a deep breath — a Sacramento Kings fan. It might be because my...

Sun blog: Knowing when to turn around on 14ers
Sun blog: Knowing when to turn around on 14ers

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Thu, Sep 28, 2017

I've been hiking 14ers for the past couple years. And so far, I've uniquely summited 16 of them. Early on, I learned that it's OK to turn around if a...

Sun blog: Two OT victories got St. Mary's boys soccer thinking playoffs
Sun blog: Two OT victories got St. Mary's boys soccer thinking playoffs

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The season has been under way for only three weeks, and St. Mary's boys soccer coach Gregg Braha is already looking well into the future. In sports,...

Sun blog: Looking back at the day I spent with Colin Kaepernick
Sun blog: Looking back at the day I spent with Colin Kaepernick

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

I spent a day with Colin Kaepernick. But this was well before the Colin Kaepernick we know (or think we know). I was a sports reporter at The Turlock...

Sun blog: Covering high school sports is grassroots journalism
Sun blog: Covering high school sports is grassroots journalism

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sat, Sep 16, 2017

There’s nothing glamorous about covering high school sports. Yet it’s something I knew I couldn’t escape, because, well, it’s something I enjoy...

Gazette Preps Game of the Week: Fountain-Fort Carson can't keep up with powerhouse Pomona
Gazette Preps Game of the Week: Fountain-Fort Carson can't keep up with powerhouse Pomona

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Fri, Sep 8, 2017

Fountain-Fort Carson quarterback Eric Donnell got everyone thinking an upset over the state's top football program was possible. On the second drive...

Pine Creek scores nine in fifth for softball win over Fountain-Fort Carson
Pine Creek scores nine in fifth for softball win over Fountain-Fort Carson

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Once the rally started, it was hard to stop it. Pine Creek's softball team proved this in an 11-1 home win Thursday over Fountain-Fort Carson in 5A...

Chhun Sun bio

Chhun Sun has been a reporter at The Gazette since 2015, covering everything from public safety and politics to breaking news and quirky events like the 10th anniversary party for the Barbara Club of Colorado Springs. His latest role is assisting The Gazette's preps coverage a few times a week while working the newspaper's weekend breaking news shifts.

A Fresno State graduate, Sun -- a Thailand-born, Cambodian-American -- has been working as a journalist since 2006. He covered sports at The Salt Lake Tribune, The Turlock (Calif.) Journal and The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, Calif. In 2012, he fulfilled a lifelong dream by accepting a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in Azerbaijan. He completed his service and moved to Cambodia to work for an English-language newspaper called The Khmer Times, using his native dialect of Khmer to interview sources.

But home sickness eventually got the best of him. And in early 2015, he returned to America and landed a position at The Gazette.