Lee Lin Chin
|Lee Lin Chin|
|Education||Singapore - grad/professional school|
Lee Lin Chin is an Indonesian-born Australian television presenter and journalist of Chinese descent. She is best known for her association with the SBS Network and is the weekend presenter of SBS World News addressing a multi-cultural audience. She has been part of SBS for many years.
Lee Lin Chin was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and grew up in Singapore where her media career began in television and radio in 1968. In the 1980s Chin migrated to Australia where she began working for SBS TV where she worked as a translator for Chinese language films. Wanting to be back into broadcasting, Chin moved to ABC Radio in both Newcastle and Darwin. In 1992, Chin moved to SBS World News where she has remained since presenting the weekend news.
Chin's career has included roles including newsreading, research, reporting, interviews, selecting and programming music, voice-overs for commercials, and producing in-flight programmes for international airlines.
Chin has also starred in a minor role as a newsreader in the independent Australian movie Resistance by Hugh Keays-Byrne. She also had a small role, playing a Thai interpreter, in the 1989 Australian mini-series Bangkok Hilton, with Nicole Kidman.
More recently, Chin has been involved in creating small segments for SBS's The Feed where she presents small comedy segments including 'Pranked with Lee Lin Chin', 'Lee Lin Chin Versus Maggie Beer', 'Celebrity Chin Wag', comedic cooking show 'Lee Linguine' and most recently 'The Real Newsreaders of Sydney' with fellow newsreaders Sandra Sully and Natalie Barr.
Chin enjoys travelling and reading, in particular William Faulkner being her passion. She is a lover of music, a photographer, and a serious film buff. Lee Lin speaks conversational Cantonese, Mandarin and Fukien.