Aurora Carlson

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Aurora Carlson
Born (1987-09-02) September 2, 1987 (age 30)
London, England, United Kingdom
Education University of Wisconsin–Madison, B.A.; Johns Hopkins University-Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) M.A.]
Occupation [freelance]

Aurora Carlson (born 1987, London) is a television presenter and China scholar.

In 2007, Aurora Carlson was hired as the youngest-ever PRC Foreign Expert to China Central Television (CCTV). She hosted a weekly series called Rediscovering China, a documentary-style program exploring socio-economic changes throughout the country. The show was filmed on-location at rural and urban sites across mainland China. She conducted interviews in Mandarin Chinese, followed by English commentary. She also wrote stories for CCTV News.

Carlson hosted a Mandarin Chinese language series broadcast daily during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The 24-part series is due to be published into a book, by Popular Science Press (China).

She worked as a property management consultant to China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC). Also served as an op-ed columnist to China Daily.


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