Many journalists are making their name in Singapore within their respective fields. Some of them are also respective names in different fields with a variety of other skills and talents that makes them unique. Some of them are also born and raised in Singapore but work internationally.
This list includes the house names when it comes to journalism in asiaone news. Some of them also deviated from the field but also came back because of their passion for reporting and news writing. It’s like how people would keep coming back to Singapore online betting no matter what.
We strive to make a diverse list and without further adieu in no particular order, the list of top 5 famous Singaporean journalists.
Said Zahari was editor-in-chief of Utusan Melayu, a Malay newspaper that became an important medium of opinions against British rule in Singapore. He was born in the mainland with Javanese parents and fought for the freedom of rights of media personnel.
He was detained in 1963 during Operation Coldstore, a joint operation of British, Malay, and Singaporean governments to silence suspected Communists. He was a political prisoner for 17 years without trial in a poor condition and constant death threats. During his detainment, he produced several memoirs and a compilation of poems and eventually died in April 2016.
She is a news reporter and presenter in Mediacorp and Channel News Asia. She also attended Raffles Junior College and the National University of Singapore. She has a vast array of professional experience in the field of media and also acted in various professional roles.
She was a copywriter in an advertising firm, she worked for so many years and eventually became VP of communications in Mediacorp. She left Mediacorp to briefly work in a water engineering company before coming back to Mediacorp. She currently presents in News 5 in Mediacorp and News Now in Channel News Asia.
Apart from being a respected news presenter and journalist, she is also a producer of many films with her production company along with filmmaker Tony Kern. Aside from film making, she is also a creative jewelry designer.
Thamizhavel G. Sarangapani
Thamizhavel was also known as Kosa, was a journalist, writer, and publisher who was born in Tamil Nadu. He was both fluent in Tamil and English, he was active in presenting his Self-Respect Movement. His belief in rationalism and a modern progressive society inspired many Tamil writers.
During his career, he promoted the importance of education for Tamil students as well as the abolition of the Hindu caste system that he believes cripples society. He was also an active promoter to include Tamil as one of the important languages in Singapore and should be taught in schools.
Koh Buck Song
Koh Buck Song is a Singaporean writer, journalist, and author. He published a staggering 30 plus books, mostly a collection of poetry and literature. He was an editor in The Strait Times from 1988 to 1999 and served in many roles.
He was also a contributor in the Singaporean newspaper Today from 2003 to 2004, He was also a branding consultant and a communications strategist. Apart from these achievements he was also a pioneer in haiga art, an offshoot style of haiku poetry that includes ink sketches.
Leong Wai Kit
Leong Wai Kit is a broadcast journalist from Channel News Asia. He is one of the popular senior news reporters in Singapore. He presented in a way that is clear and concise that can create an appeal to the masses. He is also tri-lingual, he is fluent in English, Malay, and Mandarin and he can also speak Thai and Nihongo.
He is also a humble person and also sometimes takes up the mantle of being a cameraman when not on screen. He is also lively and enthusiastic when reporting and his delivery also presents the news right on point.
These are some of the famous journalists in Singapore, news will always be a part of Singaporean life. We should also honor the sacrifices of journalists who risked their lives to give us quality news.