Raymond Wong

Raymond R. Wong began his 50–year journalism career at 17 as a reporter in a small Midwestern town in the U.S. Six newspapers and 13 years later, he became the national news editor of the Louisville (KY) Courier–Journal. In 1968, he returned to Hong Kong where he edited the Hong Kong Standard for two years, before joining the Communication Department of the then Hong Kong Baptist College. He was with the College for seven years, the last three being the department head. He joined Television Broadcasts Ltd. (TVB) as News Controller in 1977 and retired in 2004 as an Assistant General Manager overseeing news and other non–entertainment related departments.

Upon retirement, Wong was named a Distinguished Fellow of the School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University. In 2005–06, Wong chaired the government–appointed Committee on Review of Public Service Broadcasting in Hong Kong. Wong has been an Honorary Professor here at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre since 2000 and a Consultant Professor at the School of Journalism at Fudan University in Shanghai since 1998. Wong gained his Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Missouri, and was a Professional Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. He has since received scores of local, state, national and international awards in print, television journalism and media management. In 1998 he was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star for “Distinguished Service to Education and Development of Journalism and Mass Communication in Hong Kong.”