Wei Chen (journalist)
Wei Chen is a Canadian television and radio journalist. She has worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and its main rival CTV. In 2003, Chen surprised many by leaving CTV, where she was a national correspondent, to work for a new local station called Toronto 1 (now called SunTV), where she would host the station's morning news program.
The program, Toronto Today, was a failure; ratings were low. It was cancelled after only eight months on the air. The majority of the staff was laid off. Chen was reassigned as a reporter for the primetime magazine program Toronto Tonight, as well as host of The Source. Both shows were also cancelled. She joined the CBC and worked at TV stations in Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto.
Chen was also a university roommate of singer-songwriter Jann Arden.
- Twice nominated for Gemini Awards
- Winner of the New York Festival's World Medal
- Reporter for Toronto Tonight on Toronto 1. April 2004 - May 2005.
- Host of Toronto Today, morning show for Toronto 1 September 2003 - April 2004.
- Investigative reporter for W-FIVE. December 1997 - September 2003
- Back-up anchor for CTV Newsnet, Canada AM, CTV National News, December 1997 - September 2003
- Appointed anchor/reporter for CTV Newsnet, August 1997
- Canada AM news anchor, September 1993
- Host of Canada AM Weekend 1995 - 1997
- Co-host of Canada AM Weekend with Dan Matheson from 1993–1995
- Reporter and substitute anchor at CBC's Toronto affiliate CBLT
- Host/interviewer for Workweek on TVO and CBC Newsworld
- Host/interviewer of CBC Newsworld's This Country 1990 - 1992
- Reporter CBC Calgary (CBRT)
- Reporter CFPL in London, Ontario
- Host of a community cable program in Hamilton, Ontario
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