BBC journalist's story starts with Emory

By Gabriella Huerta | Emory in the World | Jan. 14, 2014

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Singapore-based Leisha Chi, a 2008 Emory College graduate, brings 'the Asian growth story' to light in her work for the BBC World News.

While people stumbled out of the bars in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong's famous drinking district, Leisha Chi 08C was already waking up, groggily taking a taxi into work by 3 a.m. to read up on the day's financial news and write scripts for the anchors.

Looking back two years later, Chi acknowledges the road to becoming a broadcast journalist for the BBC in Singapore has been less than glamorous. But it's also a privilege Chi wouldn't trade. Singapore is the biggest television production hub outside London and Washington D.C., and the BBC helps shape the growing news agenda out of Asia.

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