Outstanding Science Alumni Award 2011
TUNG Soo Hua
BSc (Hons) 1997, M.Soc.Sci. 2007
Presenter/Senior Producer, Chinese News, MediaCorp Pte Ltd

Ms Tung Soo Hua is an award-winning television news and current affairs presenter with MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company. Currently, she co-hosts "Evening News at 10pm" on the most watched Mandarin channel in Singapore, Channel 8, and fronts "Money Week", a weekly financial programme on Channel U. She started her journalism career in MediaCorp as a Chinese-language news producer in 1997.

In her 14-year career as journalist, Ms Tung has covered major events including APEC, ASEAN summits, World Bank/IMF meetings and Singapore’s General Elections between 2001 and 2011. Most recently, she hosted "Singapore General Election 2011", a six-hour mega 'live' show telecast on Channel 8.

Among her regular assignments are interviews with more than 70 Chief Executives and captains of industries, such as Mr Sim Wong Hoo of Creative Technology and Ms Olivia Lum of Hyflux. They are among the slate of high profile personalities that "Money Week" carries weekly as Singapore’s most established Chinese-language financial television programme.

Ms Tung extended her role of a business news presenter by hosting the annual Budget Forums between 2002 and 2011. The programme is a much-watched event which follows right after the Finance Minister's Budget Statement in Parliament. Among the key interviewees on the panel have been Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for the Prime Minister's Office, Lim Swee Say.

Ms Tung was named the "Best News/Current Affairs Presenter" for six times between 2004 and 2011 in "Stars Awards", which is MediaCorp's gala event recognising its talents for their excellence. She graduated with a Masters degree in Social Sciences (International Studies) from the National University of Singapore, after obtaining her first Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.

"The world is a place where change is the only constant. I have experienced some of the changes when I joined the media industry as a young Science graduate. Now, I live the change daily as a journalist."

In recognition of her accomplishments and contributions, we honour Ms Tung Soo Hua with the 2011 Outstanding Science Alumnus Award.