Chinese News at 10
Sean Au is the principal reporter in the newly launched Weekend News of KTSF Channel 26. Prior to joining KTSF, Sean has worked as an international television news reporter and producer for about 10 years. Most recently, he was part of a core group of reporters who helped MediaCorp News launched Channel NewsAsia, an English news channel based in Singapore. Sean was the crime and courts beat reporter and had covered Southeast Asia’s efforts in the international war against terror. He later co-produced and co-directed documentaries in China’s Beijing, Shandong, Guangdong, Xinjiang and Hong Kong for National Geographic Channel and Discovery Networks Asia.
Sean has also won the New York Festivals’ Best News Magazine Program Bronze World Medal for the pilot episode of “Go Green,” a documentary series on nature in Singapore.
Sean is proficient in English, Mandarin, Hokkien, French and Cantonese. The latest language to add to this list is Japanese. Sean sees language as the key to understanding the nuances of cultures and behaviors of peoples.
Sean considers himself a film student at heart. He graduated from Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s film program and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with Australia’s RMIT University.
A strong believer in producing reports that benefit viewers in making informed decisions, Sean returns to journalism in his tenth year in the media industry by moving to San Francisco, where he now enjoys working in a free yet responsible news environment.