| Toronto, Canada
International anchor and reporter with more than a decade of experience in hosting live news, sports and entertainment programs and conducting keynote interviews. Based in Beijing since 2006. Versatile talent and turn-key solution for any major network or platform.
Storyteller ~ Innovative Thinker ~ Personable and Relatable Host ~
Natural Delivery ~ Detail Oriented ~ Interviewing Finesse ~
Deep Knowledge Base ~ Multi-Tasker ~ Acute Sense of Timing ~ Witty and Funny
CHINA CENTRAL TELEVISION (CCTV), BEIJING 2016-2018
TV HOST/ PRESENTER
Host of the longest-standing live daily flagship arts and entertainment news program, Culture Express on the newly rebranded English-language international network, CGTN (China Global Television Network). Broadcasted to a footprint of over 300 million households in China and over 80 million viewers in 100 countries around the world.
Reported on national and international cultural and entertainment news stories including major film
festivals (Cannes, TIFF, Busan, Berlin) Fashion Weeks (Paris, New York) movie premieres, museum openings, art exhibitions, stage plays and musicals, dance events and concerts, festivals and culinary events.
Hosted and co-produced special coverage shows, including the 2017 G20 Summitin Hangzhou, China.
Pitched, secured, hosted, and produced exclusive reports on major arts, entertainment and cultural stories such as multi-part interview with former NBA star and Wild Aid ambassador Yao Ming on China’s first law banning the sale of all raw ivory.
Won multiple network awards for interviewing and reporting work.
CHINA CENTRAL TELEVISION (CCTV), BEIJING 2006-2010
Presented the English-language international network’s live daily sports news program Sports Sceneon the international news channel, CCTV News. Co-hosted the Olympic morning show 17 Days during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Anchored four live sports segments a day, including a 30-minute show, two 15 minute updates, and a 10 minute
handover with the main news desk.
Reported on national and international sporting events and news stories.
Conducted exclusive one-on-one interviews with athletes and other sporting figures, such as interview with Kobe Bryant before Team USA’s historic participation in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Received enhanced responsibility and exposure in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics, including exclusive access
to cover the construction and unveiling of several iconic venues ahead of the Games.
YOUNG PRESIDENT’S ORGANIZATION (“YPO”) 2016-Current
EMCEE AND MODERATOR
Emcee and moderator for YPO, the global platform for more than 25,000 chief executives world-wide to engage, learn and grow. Combined, YPO member-run companies employ 16 million people and generates USD6 trillion in annual revenues.
Served as emcee and moderator for the 2018 YPO Edge in Singapore – the organization’s premier annual global conference. Attended by members from more than 130 countries to address key issues in business, politics, science, technology, philanthropy and the humanities. Moderated several panel sessions and introduced and bridged the key plenary sessions from speakers such as legendary tennis player Billy Jean King; Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan and the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong.
Served as emcee for the 2016 YPO Beijing University. Attended by members from more than 40 countries to develop a deeper understanding of China across a variety of political, social, economic and cultural topics, with a special focus on the One Belt, One Roadinitiative.
680NEWS, ROGERS BROADCASTING LTD., TORONTO 2005-2006
Traffic reporter for the city’s only 24-hour all-news radio station.
Delivered live traffic reports every 10 minutes “on the ones” to help drivers navigate the streets and highways of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area
Received calls and traffic tips from listeners, and would verify them through our resources such as websites and live traffic cameras
Broadcasted commercials between reports
ASPIRING STAND-UP COMEDIAN
Started pursuing stand-up comedy in 2015 with early success and results. Has performed in cities around the world, including Beijing, Toronto, and Los Angeles.
Has opened for several international headline comics such as Ahmed Ahmed, Tony Woods, Kate Willett, Mike Ward, Mike Vechionne, and Nazeem Hussein.
Finalist of the 2017 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition
Featured in Season 3 of Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Asia!
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIaLS
RYERSON UNIVERSITY, TORONTO 2001-2005
Bachelor of Journalism, specializing in broadcasting, with honours
Received over 10 academic prizes at Canada’s top journalism school
Awarded the E.U. (Ted) Schrader Memorial Award (for having the highest academic standing in 3rdyear)
Awarded the Neil D. Gaskin Award in Journalism (for having highest academic standing in 2nd year)
NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY Summer 2010
Acting for Film Workshop
THE GROUNDLINGS THEATRE & SCHOOL Summer 2010
Intro to Improv A
Fluent in English and Mandarin
Trained Latin and ballroom dancer
Accents and impersonations
Non-linear and linear editing
Finished the full 2016 Shanghai Marathon in 4hr16m