Reginald Chua is the Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post, responsible for the editorial direction and newsroom operations at the Hong Kong-based news media company.
Prior to joining the SCMP in July 2009, Reginald was a Deputy Managing Editor at The Wall Street Journal, based in New York, where he led development of the Journal's computer-assisted reporting capabilities and oversaw the paper's graphics department. He began a 16-year career at the Journal as a correspondent in Manila, opened the paper’s bureau in Hanoi, became the longest-serving editor of the Journal's Hong Kong-based Asian edition, then moved to New York to manage the newsroom budget and administration. During his eight-year tenure as editor of the Asian Journal, the paper won numerous Society of Publishers in Asia awards for editorial excellence; staff at the paper also won a Pulitzer Prize and an Overseas Press Club of America award.
He also covered the Philippines for the Straits Times, worked at Reuters in Singapore, and was a television and radio journalist at the then-Singapore Broadcasting Corp.
A native of Singapore, Reginald graduated with a Master's in Journalism from Columbia University and a Bachelor's in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. He has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level journalism classes at Hong Kong University, Nanyang Technological University, and New York University. He also created a fellowship that sends one or two promising Asian journalists to NYU's Business and Economic Reporting program each year.
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