Mike Chinoy is a Senior Fellow at the US-China Institute at the University of Southern California where he is responsible for preparing video/multimedia material on China for audiences beyond the university. He is also Vice President and Managing Director for Asia of NewsCertified Exchange, a new company that provides customized media training to business, academic and other experts and then puts their names on an online datebase available to journalists in need of a 'media-ready' analyst to comment on an important issue.
Previously, he spent three years as the Edgerton Senior Fellow on Asian Security at the Los Angeles-based Pacific Council on International Policy, focusing on security issues in North Korea, China, and Northeast Asia. His book on North Korea, titled Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis, was published by St. Martin's Press in August, 2008, and was hailed by the Washington Post as 'a tour de force of reporting'. A paperback edition came out in October, 2009, and a Korean language translation will be published shortly. He was at the same time a Visiting Professor of Journalism at USC's Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.
Before joining the Pacific Council and USC in 2006, Chinoy spent 24 years as a foreign correspondent for CNN, including stints as a roving reporter based in London, eight years as the network’s first Bureau Chief in Beijing, Bureau Chief in Hong Kong, and, from 2001-2006, Senior Asia Correspondent, responsible for coverage throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. He began his career working for CBS News and NBC News in Hong Kong in the 1970s.
He has reported on the most important events in Asia since the mid-1970s, including the death of Mao Zedong, the 'People Power' revolt in the Philippines, the Tiananmen Square massacre, the rise of China, the Hong Kong handover, the fall of Indonesian President Suharto, the Soviet and US wars in Afghanistan, the Southeast Asian tsunami, elections and political crises in Taiwan, and developments in North Korea.
His access to North Korea is unmatched among American journalists. He has visited the country 14 times since 1989, more than any other U.S. reporter. He was the only journalist to accompany former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on his historic trip to Pyongyang in 1994, and has returned regularly since then.
Mr. Chinoy is the author of the acclaimed book China Live: People Power and the Television Revolution, and has received numerous awards for his journalism, including the Emmy, Peabody, and Dupont awards for his coverage of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crisis, and a Dupont Award for his coverage of the tsunami. He holds a BA from Yale University and an MS from Columbia University. He lives in Arcadia, California.
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- We could not have asked for more from Mike - his preparation before the event, the alignment of his presentation with the brief provided and his willingness to alter his speech as well as participate in additional events during the week were all overwhelmingly positive. Mike is an absolutely first rate speaker and the feedback we received from attendees echoes this. It was a pleasure to work with such an intelligent, motivated professional - I hope that we will continue to work with Mike in the future.
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