Lee Lin Chin

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Lee Lin Chin
Chin at the 2015 Logie Awards
Born Jakarta, Indonesia
Education Singapore - grad/professional school
Occupation News presenter/Journalist

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. Chin migrated to Australia in 1980 where she began working for SBS TV as a translator for Chinese-language films.[1] Wanting to return to broadcasting, Chin moved to ABC Radio in both Newcastle and Darwin.[2] In 1992, Chin moved to SBS World News where she has remained since presenting the weekend news.

Chin has had many roles throughout her career, 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.[3]

On 18 May 2015, she was announced to be Australia's spokesperson for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

Personal life[edit]

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.[4]


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