ABOUT

AMY CHYAN

Photo on 2013-08-23 at 12.26 #2Amy is a multimedia journalist and creative human. She is currently writing about all things Taiwan, nesting in Taipei and learning Taiwanese through osmosis.

Amy’s written for NBC News, Al Jazeera English, VICE Munchies, VICE Sports, Mashable and contributed to CBC Radio and The Economist. She’s also a stringer for the Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones in Taipei. 

Freelance videography and video editing has taken her to the lofts of New York City’s fashion district, an animal sanctuary north of San Francisco and back to NYC’s historic Steinway Hall to film famed pianist Lang Lang.

A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Amy holds a B.A. degree in Radio & Television Arts and a minor in English from Ryerson University. While at Ryerson, she produced many live-to-tape studio programs including a Japanese game show parody, complete with human tetris and green screens.

Amy’s first documentary, about karaoke culture in Toronto, won her a “Television and Radio Achievement” (TARA) award for Best Electronic Field Production. Her thesis production, “Unwind”, was a hand animated short about romantic loss. The film was selected for a showcase at Corus Entertainment and nominated for Toronto Youth Shorts, TARA Best Practicum Project and WNET Thirteen’s Short Of The Week.

In addition to English, Amy is fluent in spoken Mandarin, Cantonese and reading and digitally inputting Chinese characters. She reads French better than she speaks it.

Amy likes quoting storylines from old episodes of The Simpsons.