ST Global Outlook Forum 2015: ST correspondent Shannon Teoh

Mr Shannon Teoh cut his teeth in print, web and wire agency journalism before joining The Straits Times in 2014, after a decade of covering everything from pop culture to politics, money to motoring.

He took a one-year break from Malaysia news in 2009 after winning the Chevening scholarship to complete his post-graduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, focusing on political communication.

After returning to Malaysia, he spent two years as an assistant news editor at The Malaysian Insider before moving on to become a local correspondent for Agence France-Presse in 2012. His passions include football, food and fiction, and he is still trying to figure out a way to combine all three in a get-rich-quick scheme.