June 20, 1956 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Occupation||Television/Radio personality, Former Announcer, Professor|
Sohn Suk-hee (Korean name; 손석희) is recognized in South Korea as a premier broadcast announcer and interviewer. He is now a radio announcer, a professor at Sungshin Women's University and the president of JTBC's news reporting division.
Sohn Suk-hee was born in 1956. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, studied Korean Literature and graduated from Kookmin University in 1982. Sohn went to the United States in 1997 to enroll in the graduate school of the University of Minnesota, majoring in Journalism. After getting his master's degree, he returned to MBC as a vice chairman of department of announcer. He is well known for his career as an MBC announcer and presenter. He had preserved his position as a host of 100-Minute Debate for 12 years, which is one of the most popular TV debate programs.
On May 9, 2013, Sohn Suk-hee was named the new president of JTBC’s news reporting department. And he said that officially, “I know there is opposition to my choice. But I hope people can wait for me to carry out what I have been contemplating about true journalism. I will do my best to let them understand it in the future.”
- "Son Suk-hee, getting off from 100 Minutes Discussion". 10Asia. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
- "JTBC chooses news chief". Sports KyungHwang. Retrieved 12 May 2013.