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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Emily Chan

Class of 2000, Bachelor's

Emily Chan provides live, up to the minute reporting on breaking business and financial stories from Hong Kong markets.  Based in the CNBC Hong Kong bureau, Emily will be providing hits into all our morning programs.  She will also be giving a round up of the North Asian markets for the European programs, as well as Worldwide Exchange.

Chan has had more than 10 years experience in the media industry on and off the camera. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a member of the news team at Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Ltd. (TVB), anchoring nightly newscasts and covering local daily assignments as one of their senior reporters.

Chan returns to financial news and the CNBC network after having been an Assistant Producer in the Hong Kong Bureau. She has also worked at Bloomberg and CNN.

Chan has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication.


What are the top three skills journalism students should learn in college?:

1. Writing; perfect your storytelling
2. Interpersonal skills
3. Being able to meet deadlines

What were your duties at ATVN? :


How did ATVN prepare you for your career?:

ATVN gave me the real working newsroom experience, where I was introduced to deadline pressure and learned about multitasking.  It also gave me the chance to try things out in front of the camera as an anchor, which was invaluable.

What is your advice to aspiring journalists?:

Be ready for hard work and unusual hours and working on public holidays.

Be persistent when it comes to investigating and gathering elements for your story and in your efforts to reaching your goal of becoming an anchor, reporter, producer, etc…

Know your current events, be up to date on what is going on around you and around the world.

What should graduates keep in mind when negotiating their first job?:

Find out exactly what your job duties entail.

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