«Class of 2017

YooHee Hong

YooHee Hong ('17)

producer in chief, TV Tokyo Corporation, Tokyo

Question: How might we create a platform which can offer millennials more engaging ways to consume international news in Japan?

YooHee Hong has dived deeply into the creative and innovative culture at Stanford. She learned how to use design-thinking methods to explore and test new ideas. She has gained understanding of the innovation process (how to create new ideas) and how to sustain innovations from a business perspective. Her fellowship year has been filled with opportunities to see and experience the ecosystem of Silicon Valley from the inside. And she continues to challenge herself to push beyond her comfort zone, by working with people from the Valley, as well as professors and students from different disciplines. After her fellowship, Hong is eager to use the work she’s doing at Stanford to bring change to a newsroom.

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About YooHee

YooHee Hong is a reporter and a producer at TV TOKYO, part of the Nikkei Group. She has reported from more than 20 countries on a variety of international issues, economic news and business topics. From 2009-2014, Hong was a network correspondent in New York, reporting on information technology startups and tech innovations. She was part of the team that won the 2005 Galaxy Award, one of Japan’s most prestigious broadcast awards, for excellence in economic journalism. She was an individual finalist for the award in 2014 for her coverage of the pro-democracy protest movement in Hong Kong. Hong began her career as a local police reporter. She was drawn to journalism through her experiences living in Korea for six years, where she first encountered values different from her own and learned that broadening perspectives makes life richer.

Information on this page is from the fellowship year.