Isobel Yeung, born on November 2, 1986, is a documentary journalist who has covered several events worldwide. She reports on global issues as well as region-specific problems. Yeung tries very hard to be impartial in her storytelling. She is a big supporter of other journalists who take on events and stories vital to her. She has won numerous awards for her documentaries, and we are proud of her. We will happily celebrate her special day right here.
Isobel Yeung has built a stellar reputation for being a passionate and fearless journalist. She has met with dangerous killers several times and frequently flirts with being jailed in hostile countries. Isobel Yeung was born on November 2, 1986, in Salisbury, England, United Kingdom. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and her parents are Joe Yeung and Marguerite Yeung. Her ancestry is partly Chinese and partly English. She grew up in Salisbury and only left when she went to spend a year in China after high school. She financed her year-long trip to China by modeling for brands and editing for publications.
After Yeung’s sojourn in China, she returned to England and attended the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2009. She then returned to China to work as a freelance correspondent for several print publications and Chinese television networks. She joined “VICE News” in 2014. Her new job required her to leave China for the United States. So, she settled in New York, and the career for which she is commonly known today began.
Upon her arrival at “VICE News,” Yeung became a senior on-air correspondent and the producer of their documentaries on H.B.O. In the following years, she began taking daring trips to different countries to tell the stories of people who could not speak for themselves. In 2017, Yeung headed to the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia had annexed. She told the stories of people who lived on the peninsula and how the war had changed their lives. Next, Yeung went to China to investigate the unjust incarceration of Uyghur Muslims in 2019. Her most recent work was going to Afghanistan to investigate how the Taliban treats women to help the women under the Taliban get better living conditions.
She completes her studies at the University of Nottingham.
She gets a job at "VICE News," which requires her to move to New York.
Yeung gets featured in a "Marie Claire" magazine list of ‘America's 50 Most Influential Women.’
Yeung receives a "Gracie Award" for her coverage of Afghan Women's Rights on the H.B.O. network.
Yeung is honored with the Marie Colvin Front Page Award for ‘Foreign Correspondence.’
Why We Love Isobel Yeung
She is fighting climate change
Isobel Yeung is leading the fight against climate change. She is holding politicians who dismiss climate change to account.
She advocates against sexual violence
Yeung is helping to hold people to account for sexual misconduct. She is helping to define consensual sex, thus helping protect women.
Yeung advocates against using plastic
Yeung reports on the effort to clean up the plastic in the oceans. She helps to amplify the work done by activists and other people who care about our oceans.
5 Surprising Facts
Yeung doesn't want a Saudi "VICE" office
Even though their commercial affairs do not affect her work, she is not very pleased with her employer's decision to have an office in Saudi Arabia.
She gets hate mails
She receives hate mail from people who believe she is not hipster enough.
She is currently dating British-Iranian journalist and director, Benjamin Zand.
She is an Emmy Award winner
She has won two ‘News & Documentary’ Emmy awards for her work.
She has eaten dog meat
Yeung ate dog meat while doing a documentary about the dog-eating festival in Yulin, China.
Isobel Yeung FAQs
Where did Isobel Yeung work before “VICE?”
She worked with T.V. channels, including International Channel Shanghai and China Central Television.
Does Isobel Yeung support the Saudi government?
No, Yeung says she doesn’t support the Saudi government’s war in Yemen. However, she is equally against the Houthis’ recruiting and killing of children.
Does Isobel Yeung drink alcohol?
Yes, Yeung drinks alcohol. One activity she enjoys is drinking beer while discussing with her father.
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