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|Genevieve Woo Marn Huong
August 3, 1969 |
|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)
Early life and education
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.
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.
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 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. 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. 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.
- "Cents & Sensibilities". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on January 30, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
- "Genevieve Woo". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on April 17, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2011.