Updated on December 10, 2021
This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Angela Chen.
Chen appeared on “Superman: The Animated Series” during its run on the WB network. She was the “Daily Planet”‘s gossip reporter, as well as the host of a TV show.
Chen’s personality tended toward being assertive. This and her focus on less-than-hard news led her to clash on a few occasions with the “Planet””s star reporter Lois Lane. Overall, she served a role similar to that of Cat Grant in the comics.
Angela was never introduced into the mainstream DCU comics, unlike Harley Quinn or Mercy Graves (Luthor’s henchwoman on “Superman: The Animated Series”). Chen does appear in the digital-only “Smallville” comic, however, where she’s presented as a more mainstream news reporter.
Angela Chen was voiced by Lauren Tom, a Chinese-American actress who starred in “The Joy Luck Club.” Tom also has done other voice work, including Amy Wong on “Futurama.”
Anthony Dean is the owner of Diverse Tech Geek and Diverse Media Notes.