Genevieve Woo

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Genevieve Woo Marn Huong
胡曼虹
Born (1969-08-03) August 3, 1969 (age 47)
Singapore
Occupation Corporate Communications, Newsreader, Broadcast journalist, Film producer, Jewellery designer
Notable credit(s) Singapore Tonight presenter and producer (2008 - 2009)
East Asia Tonight presenter and producer (2009 - 2011)
Asia Business Tonight presenter and producer (2011 - 2013)
Singapore Tonight presenter and producer (2013 - 2014)
News 5 presenter (2015 - present)
News Now presenter and producer (2015 - present)

Genevieve Woo Marn Huong (Chinese: 胡曼虹; pinyin: Hú Mànhóng; born August 3, 1969) is a Singapore television journalist and news presenter with Mediacorp.

Early life and education[edit]

Woo attended Marymount Convent School and subsequently studied at Raffles Junior College in Singapore. She read English language and literature at the National University of Singapore.

Career[edit]

Woo has wide-ranging experience in the media and communications industry, where she has worked in a variety of roles.

After graduating from university, Woo started out as a copywriter in advertising before turning to print journalism. In 1999, she joined Parkway Holdings where she managed corporate communications. She returned to journalism in 2003, serving for a year as an assistant editor at TODAY, a free English-language tabloid in Singapore.

In 2004, she crossed over to parent company MediaCorp and served as its vice-president of corporate communications before joining Channel NewsAsia in 2007.[1]

During her time with Channel NewsAsia, she fronted the channel's highly rated news programme Singapore Tonight, which airs daily between 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm (Singapore/Hong Kong time). In addition, she fronted Cents & Sensibilities, a weekly current affairs show on how the person in the street should make investments. Woo was previously a presenter on Asia Business Tonight, East Asia Tonight, Asia Today and World Today.

She left Channel NewsAsia in 2014 and joined Hyflux, a Singaporean company specializing in water engineering on April 2 2014 as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications.[2]

Woo is also a member of the executive committee of the Guild of Jewellery Professionals and Artisans (GJPA), a not-for-profit society with headquarters in Singapore.

In 2015, Woo rejoined Mediacorp and currently presents News 5 on Mediacorp Channel 5 and News Now on Channel NewsAsia.

Film-making[edit]

In 2006, Woo set up film-production company Mythopolis Pictures with Singapore-based American film director Tony Kern.

In 2007, Woo co-produced a short film called The Mitre Spell, which weaves a whimsy tale around the mysteriously spooky, colonial-era Mitre Hotel off Killiney Road in Singapore.[3] The film premiered at the 2007 Singapore International Film Festival. The Mitre Spell was short-listed for The Best of First Take 2008, a special screening of audience favourites of each month, organised by The Substation.

Another film, A Month of Hungry Ghosts, which Woo and Kern co-produced, made its debut in local cinemas on August 7, 2008.[3] The feature film captures the rituals and performances throughout an entire seventh-lunar-month Hungry Ghost Festival in Singapore. A Month of Hungry Ghosts was nominated for Best Film at the inaugural Singapore Film Awards at the 22nd Singapore International Film Festival.

Jewellery designing[edit]

Woo owns Vintage Bunny, an online jewellery store specialising in modern handmade and authentic vintage jewellery, created using natural stones, pearls, Balinese silver and Austrian crystals.

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