Sumiko Tan

She has been with the paper since 1985, cutting her teeth as a crime reporter. She then spent eight years on the Political Desk and was later Life! editor, helping to launch the Life! Theatre Awards. She was also Sunday Times Editor and ST News Editor. She started a fortnightly personal column in The Sunday Times in July 1994. It is the longest-running column in the paper. She has written several books including on the 1991 hijack of an SIA plane, and co-authored a book on the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.