As a Correspondent and News Coordinator (Deputy News Editor) of TODAY, MediaCorp Press, from 2000 to 2003, I researched, wrote and edited daily commentaries, news and feature articles. I assigned news coverage, monitored news wires and press releases, briefed and debriefed a team of reporters, copy-edited articles, and supervised the layout and production process.
I was the Editor and founder of two annual national-level publications including the Singapore Tourism Awards (2001, 2002 & 2003) commissioned by the Singapore Tourism Board, and Backstage for the Singapore Arts Festival (2002 & 2003) in partnership with the National Arts Council. I conceptualized the publications and managed a team of in-house and freelance writers and creative designers. I regularly produced and presented the weekly Weekend TODAY ‘live’ news bulletin on a leading regional TV news network.
Over the course of my career as a journalist, I conducted interviews with well-known personalities such as former US Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright; former South African President Nelson Mandela; US corporate chieftain Steve Forbes; Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, to name but a few.