35 Years in International Television & Journalism

Jim Laurie has been a journalist and broadcaster for 47 years, much of that time in Asia. From 1972 to 1999, Laurie roamed the world as an international radio and television correspondent first for NBC News and then ABC News. In Vietnam, he covered the end of the American War.  In China, he opened the first US network bureau in Beijing in 1981.  His work earned recognition through numerous awards including two television Emmies, a George Foster Peabody Award, and an Overseas Press Club Award. Laurie has produced numerous documentaries and long form TV programs. From September 2005 to December 2011, he served as Director of Broadcasting at the Journalism and Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong.

Currently Laurie heads a video production and television consulting company - Focus Asia Productions HK Ltd.  As a consultant, he has provided services for China Central Television in Beijing, CGTN America (formerly CCTV America) in Washington D.C., the Al Jazeera English News Channel Asia operations in Kuala Lumpur, the Times Now channel in Mumbai, and the Aaj Tak Channel in Delhi.   From 1999-2005, he supervised news and current affairs in Asia for News Corporation's STAR TV as it built its news channels in India. [See full Biography]

From October 20, 2017 January 6, 2018, Jim was working in Southeast Asia: Vietnam and Cambodia.  From January 7, 2018, he will be based in Beijing.  

Right hand corner VIDEO: Forty nine seconds of oldies but goodies: on cameras 1975 to 2000. 

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