September 2018 – Present
NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation
October 2016 – August 2017
Reported and presented political, economic, social and cultural news stories in the field and in studio for NHK’s English-language channel. Wrote South and Southeast Asian daily news scripts and anchor lead-ins for 24-hour flagship news program Newsline. Packaged videos, edited sound bites and produced voiceovers for feature stories. Served as anchor producer for daily live newscasts from Bangkok bureau. Highlights: Covered Thailand’s royal succession and its sociopolitical effects, and reported issues faced by some of the poorest communities such as the threats from landmines along the border and the lack of space in the largest slum.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (German Press Agency)
June 2014 – September 2016
Reported and wrote more than 300 news stories and features with own byline for the English-language service of the world’s fifth-largest wire service. Frequently shot and edited photos and videos to accompany stories. Assisted German correspondents with research and interviews. Edited dpa’s news websites and managed its Twitter account. Highlights: Covered 2015 Bangkok bombing including breaking news and more than 50 follow-up stories, reported extensively on the military government, human trafficking and forced labor, and wrote feature stories on economy, LGBT discrimination, illegal drugs and guns, and animal abuse.
Reuters News Agency
June 2013 – July 2013
Overall daily responsibilities included interviewing sources for Thailand correspondents, covering press conferences with the TV team, updating commodity prices and economic forecasts, and researching for stories, such as Rohingya refugees, same-sex marriage, automotive industry and Myanmar’s mobile phone market.
March 2016 – May 2017
Worked for the private eye company to investigate allegations of corruption and illegal or unethical business practices, perform in-depth research using public records, interviews and site visits, and identify red flags and improper contracts. Investigated eight entities in 14 months, including an airport operator and a business mogul.
International Affairs Writer
The Paris Globalist
March – April 2015
Composed articles inspired by current international events for both print and website for Sciences Po’s bilingual news magazine. Worked with the team to produce first-hand reporting and analysis on timely issues. Featured as a contributing writer for the summer edition of the magazine.
January 2014 – May 2014
Led a team of 17 staff members, including editors, writers, and graphic designers, of Chulalongkorn University’s English-language lifestyle magazine. Managed the content and design and oversaw the production of the magazine. Contributed as a writer to the lifestyle and dining sections of the magazine.
MS Journalism, Stabile Fellow, Fulbright Scholar
Columbia University in the City of New York
August 2017 – May 2018
Coursework included beat reporting in Midtown Manhattan, business and economic reporting, narrative writing, data journalism, and investigative reporting and workshops. Reported on retail and automotive industries, unemployment, financial technology and real estate market. Reported capstone investigative project and created database for a 5,000-word story on state prisons denying 97 percent of HCV-infected inmates access to the $50,000 cure, resulting in hundreds of deaths.
BA Communication Management, First Class Honors
Chulalongkorn University and Sciences Po
August 2010 – May 2014
Coursework included reporting and editing news, photography and graphic design. Led the school’s English-language magazine CHASE as the Editor-in-Chief. Studied abroad for one semester at Sciences Po in Paris, studying international relations and economics. Wrote about Thailand’s failed English language education for the school’s bilingual magazine Paris Globalist.
- Investigative: FOIA/Open Records requests, court records checks, investigative interviews, open source intelligence, and photo and video verification.
- Data: Social web mining and data scraping, building databases, Excel, APIs, and data visualization.
- Digital media: Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Audition, WordPress CMS, and SEO.
- Photo and Video: DSLR, GoPro and DJI drone cameras, Adobe Lightroom and Premier Pro, and iMovie.
- Languages: Fluency in English and Thai, basic command of French and Lao.