Grace Cha graduated from Columbia University with her Master of Science in Journalism, and from the University of California, Santa Cruz with her Bachelor of Arts in History. She worked as a journalist for over ten years as a newspaper reporter, online editor and freelance writer. Grace started her writing career in high school and continued to write for publications in her college years. She then got involved in what was then the “new media” in 1999 as an online producer at Channel One News in Los Angeles. She also worked as a copywriter at Los Angeles Daily News before applying to graduate school. She worked as a reporter for The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, CA and as an online content editor for The Fresno Bee. She began a freelancing career shortly thereafter, writing articles for various publications focusing mostly on the subjects of music, business and diversity. She has written album reviews for HitCooper.com (now defunct), musician profiles for SoulsandSounds.com and features for KoreAm Journal, New American Media, Emerging Markets Magazine and Red Earth.
In her college years, Grace served as a staff writer, desk editor and editor-in-chief of her college newspaper, City on a Hill Press. In the time that she served as desk editor, in 1994, she received a national first place award for feature writing from Columbia University’s Gold Circle Awards for an article she wrote about Asian immigrant women garment workers in the Bay Area. She has also received scholarships from the Asian American Journalists Association and the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund.
Grace is also the author of a novel, "The Professionals" (2014), and two children's book, "From Korea to California: Our Journey to America," (2014) and "Korean Spirit in the Air: The Korean Aviation School in Willows, CA" (2018).