Sumiko Corley Biography

Sumiko Corley is an award winning television and print journalist who brings nearly 25 years experience to the Moots Productions team, covering events at the state, national and global level. Her background enables her to provide unique and tactical perspective to message development and eliciting and managing media inquiries. Her extensive field experience as a correspondent and producer has taken her from the jungles of Nicaragua to New Zealand and the Philippines. Sumiko has appeared with NBC News, TODAY Show, KASA FOX News, National Geographic Television, American Catholic, Religion and Ethics, UMCOM, UMCOR, UMTV, UMCOM print, KOB TV and worked as a consultant and contributor on many high profile New Mexico court cases. She also serves as the managing editor for ABQ Sports Magazine.

She was instrumental in aiding ENLACE, a grass roots organization aimed at creating more educational opportunities for Latinos and helping them stay in school, garner more than a million dollars in funding from New Mexico lawmakers.

Sumiko maintains a working relationship with numerous attorneys throughout the nation, assisting in giving voice to victims of violence and malpractice.

Sumiko left the anchor desk of KOB-TV in Albuquerque in 1999 to work at the national television level and in the private media sector.

A graduate of Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism, she was raised in Albuquerque. Active in her community, Sumiko has served on the Board of Directors for the USA Track and Field Association of New Mexico. Formerly serving with the Albuquerque Youth Symphony board of directors, she’s also volunteered with Special Olympics.

During her career she has earned numerous awards and nominations, including a pair of Best Features from the Associated Press. Two pieces on which she served as writer, producer and correspondent earned Emmys from the Rocky Emmy Awards, a division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Sumiko is also a professional violinist and has performed with the Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Opera Southwest, New Life Symphony Symphony Orchestra Southwest and the San Juan Symphony. She has also served a a music clinician and adjudicator.