Radio is my first love, but I have spent time dabbling in the television side over the years.
I studied television journalism at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, which included an internship at CHEK Television in Victoria, Canada, just before my 21st birthday. Somehow I managed to keep a copy of a demo tape I did back then, which can be viewed below!
After graduating from BCIT, I moved into radio news in Vancouver, Canada.
Most of the television work I’ve done has been in Asia.
I worked at China Central Television’s International channel from 2005-2006 before re-locating to Guangzhou to launch the first regional all English television station in China in 2006.
In 2007 I co-hosted a program called Business Traveler on Tianjin Television. Tianjin, about a 30 minute bullet train ride from Beijing, wanted to capitalize on the country’s strong economy to show western businesspeople how deals are done in China. I was fortunate to host the show and travel to many cities in China to record episodes, including Shenzhen, Dalian, Qingdao, Yantai, and Sanya.
Occupy Central Protests Shake Hong Kong
I joined BC1, an all-news television station in British Columbia operated by Global. I joined the anchors for a live update by phone from the streets of Hong Kong during the pro-democracy protests in 2014.
Air Date: 2014 – Station: BC1 – Market: British Columbia, Canada
Air Date: 2010 – Station: Melbourne 7 News – Market: Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne takes a closer look at mtr after company selected to run city’s train network
The MTR Corporation, Hong Kong’s highly-regarded subway operator and property developer, won the right to operate the city’s beleaguered train network, Metro Trains Melbourne, in 2009. I worked in MTR’s media relations department at the time, and provided a brief tour and a few comments to the reporter from Channel 7 Melbourne.
Air Date: 2007-2008 – Show: Business Traveler – Station: Tianjin Television
Market: Tianjin, China
TV Promo for business traveler on Tianjin TV
I spent almost a year recording several episodes of a new business and travel show for Tianjin TV, one of the first English-language television stations in China.
Business Traveler launched in December 2007 with a co-host for the first few episodes, but was then hosted by me each week until I moved away from Mainland China in October 2008.
The show was geared towards English-speaking business people living and working in China or traveling to the country, and featured tips on business etiquette and profiles of key economic centres in Mainland China.
This is a promo for the show, which ran regularly around the time it launched.
Early news anchor demo
I worked for China Central Television’s English news channel from 2006-2007, primarily voicing news reports and documentaries as well as copy edit content. This demo, which never aired, was recorded in early 2006.
Even earlier news anchor demo
Obviously this video was never broadcast either! This was recorded when I was just 20 years old in the studios of CHEK Television in Victoria, Canada. It was done during a practicum from the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Journalism program, in which I was enrolled at the time.
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