CeFaan also reported daily on the Black Lives Matter protests that followed the murder of George Floyd. He covered the 2020 presidential election recount in Pennsylvania, the Chelsea terrorist bombing and protests of President Trump's travel ban at JFK airport.
CeFaan has consistently reported on poverty within the AAPI community, including an exclusive report in 2016 on Asian-American seniors who were riding casino buses to help make ends meet and how the pandemic has impacted Chinatown in NYC.
Throughout the pandemic CeFaan has been at the forefront covering the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes, interviewing and telling the stories of countless victims. His reporting helped spark a national conversation on anti-Asian hate and changed how the NYPD investigates anti-Asian hate crimes.
He is the recipient of a national Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage during the coronavirus pandemic, multiple Emmy awards including for his coverage during the BLM protests, and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his anti-Asian hate coverage.
CeFaan is also a veteran who served as a U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant. He is the former co-chair of the Asian American Journalists Association's Media Watch Committee and serves as an AAJA mentor.
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