Mr Au Yong was appointed The Straits Times’ US bureau chief in November 2013 after nine years working at various desks in the newspaper.
He had spent the previous six years at the political desk. As political correspondent and, subsequently, assistant political editor, he covered general elections in Singapore and Malaysia, and wrote features on topics such as terrorism, technology, immigration and diplomacy.
He is part of the team that set up the politics and current affairs website Singapolitics.sg. He was named the Singapore Press Holdings EMND Young Journalist of the Year in 2005.
He has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.