EMTM Annual Awards 2016: Young Journalist of the Year

Chua Siang Yee

The Straits Times reporter Chua Siang Yee. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Designation: Reporter
Age: 27
Joined: April 1, 2014

Nominated by Marc Lim, News Editor, The Straits Times

"Siang Yee's a modern-day old-school journalist. He combines the tech-savvinesss of a millenial with the dogged, ground-up reporting skills of a veteran who constantly has his ear to the ground. One only has to look at his stories in 2016 to see the impact he has made - not just in sport, but also business and general news. Think of the year's biggest stories and chances are Siang Yee was the one who broke a good number of them - from the Olympic broadcast saga to Temasek's investing in mixed martial arts (MMA) promoted One Championship. He had THAT good a year."