Sad News

As most of you know by now, James Kim died
trying to save his family. I know how much he loved them, and as a
father myself, I know he did everything he could to ensure their
survival, even if it meant risking his own life. I’m sure he’d be
content knowing his loved ones made it, even though he didn’t.

James was a loving husband and father, a wonderful co-worker, and a young man just full of life. We’ll all miss him very much.

If you’d like to help the Kim family now, you’ll find information at

James’s co-workers at C|NET have put together a tribute video.

We’ll be dedicating future episodes of Call for Help to his memory, and we’ll be talking about him in this week’s TWiT.

Kati and the Kids are OK!

Just posted on CNET at 2:17P Pacific…

The wife and daughters of missing CNET senior editor James Kim have been found alive and airlifted to a local hospital, authorities announced at a press conference in Merlin, Ore., Monday afternoon.

James Kim left the car on snowshoes two days ago to seek help and has not been found. The search for him continues.

According to the official speaking at the news conference, the conditions of Kati, Penelope and Sabine are not yet known.
More details are expected at a press conference at 5 p.m. PST.

No word on James – but we’re praying for him!

Missing TechTVer

I just received this disturbing news. If any of you knows anything please help…James and family

CNET editor and former Fresh Gear contributor and Lab analyst James
Kim has been missing since Saturday. ANY word, especially from people
in the Oregon area is appreciated. The information is all below from
the official investigation by the SFPD.

Missing Family Includes: James, Kati, Penelope (age 4.5) and Sabine (6 months). Last name is Kim

Overview: The Kim Family left San Francisco on November 17th
on a road trip to the Pacific Northwest. They had Thanksgiving in
Seattle with family and then drove to Portland. They were last seen by
their friends in Portland whom they had brunch with on Saturday,
November 25. According to their friends, their plans were to drive out
to the town of Gold Beach on the Oregon Coast and then make their way
back to San Francisco. James was expected back at work on Tuesday,
November 28th. When no one had heard from him by Wednesday morning
employees at the Kims’ two stores and his colleagues at CNET began to
make phone calls to his family and friends to inquire of his
whereabouts. Presently, the SFPD is investigating the case.

The family was last heard from at around 5:45 PM on Saturday. A
hotel clerk at the Tu Tu Tun lodge in Gold Beach, Oregon took a call
from James. He said he was about five hours away. The hotel clerk said
she would leave the keys out for them as the lobby would be closed
after 10. The keys were still in the same place the next morning. The
clerk believes James referred to being near Salem, Oregon at the time.
They were driving a 2005 silver Saab station wagon with California
personalized plates of “DOESF”.

More details and pictures of the family are available on CNET’s Crave Blog.

If you know anything about James’ whereabouts, you can contact the SFPD by calling 415-558-5508 during normal business hours and 415-553-1071 after hours.