(Board Members 2018-2019)
AAJA-Asia board members are selected through a chapter-wide nomination and voting process. Board members serve a two-year term.
Oanh Ha, AAJA-Asia President
Oanh Ha oversees Asia coverage of consumer and healthcare news for Bloomberg. She joined the news organization in 2010 as Vietnam bureau chief. Before joining Bloomberg, she worked as a host and reporter for KQED Public Radio in San Francisco on its nationally-syndicated program, Pacific Time, examining the connections between Asia, the U.S. and Asian American issues. She’s also reported for the San Jose Mercury News, covering Asia Pacific affairs, technology and small businesses. She was born in Vietnam and grew up in California.
Isabel Wong, Vice President, Hong Kong
Isabel is a multimedia producer based in Hong Kong with more than six years of experience in digital and broadcast journalism. She produces stories related to business and finance, arts and culture, and current affairs. She has worked at Bloomberg TV Asia and Hong Kong Tatler and her works can also be seen on Travel Channel, That’s Shanghai, Equal Times, and Hong Kong Discovery.
Isabel also has experience in branding and digital marketing for luxury fashion brands like YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group in Asia Pacific.
Brolley Genster, co-Vice President, Seoul
Brolley Genster is the culture editor at the Korea JoongAng Daily, which he joined in 2015 as copy editor. He interned at EBS FM in Seoul and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C. He graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication and has lived in Seoul since 2012.
Mark Zastrow, co-Vice President, Seoul
Mark Zastrow is a freelance science journalist based in Seoul. He’s written for Nature, New Scientist, NOVA Next, Retraction Watch, and other outlets.
He received a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics from the University of Minnesota and master’s degrees in astronomy and science journalism from Boston University. He’s also a licensed pilot and a devout Formula 1 fan. Twitter: @markzastrow
Chelsea Phua is a Director and FinTech Lead at international communications consultancy firm Klareco Communications. She provides strategic counsel in public and investor relations to a broad spectrum of companies, including those listed on the Singapore Exchange, helping them to communicate their story and business profile. She has more than 16 years of experience working in the media, finance and communication industries. She has worked for The New York Daily News, the Providence Journal, the Associated Press and The Sacramento Bee. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master of Arts in Journalism from New York University. In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga, scuba and freediving.
Mike Raomanachai, co-Vice President, Southeast Asia
Mike Raomanachai is a technology reporter and entrepreneur. He earned a master’s degree in Multimedia Communications at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he was inspired by the technology industry in Silicon Valley. Mike is also a multimedia journalist who has been working on new reporting platforms such as live streaming and live blogging for the past seven years.
Mike also serves as AAJA-Asia’s vice president, representing Southeast Asia. He helps organize the chapter’s annual regional media conference N3Con as a social media coordinator. He also takes a responsibility as a board member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT), the largest press club of Southeast Asia.
Twitter: @da_mike / Instagram: mikeraomanachai/ Facebook: Mike Raomanachai
Haruka Nuga, Co-Vice President, Tokyo
Haruka Nuga is a Tokyo-based TV news producer for Reuters. Her main area of coverage is Japan, covering stories from unique cultural happenings, natural disasters to financial beats. Before joining Reuters, Haruka was a global news intern for the Associated Press in Tokyo as well as part of the assignment desk at Bloomberg TV in Hong Kong. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Psychology.
Instagram: @HarukaNuga/ Twitter: @HarukaNuga
Eunice Kim, Treasurer
Eunice is a Seoul-based freelance reporter, currently at Arirang TV’s Business Daily. She has filed stories on a range of topics – from Korea’s demographic and structural challenges to its aspirations for future growth, including FinTech. She also covers global stories for the English-language network. Born in Korea and raised in Indonesia and the US, she launched her media career in California, chasing crime and unearthing human interest stories. She also served as a magazine editor in Jakarta before landing in Seoul six years ago.
Carina Lee, Secretary
Carina Lee is an assistant programmer at A+E Networks. She introduces programming strategy in the Korea market for History channel and Lifetime channel, which these both channels have just launched in 2017. Previously she was the affiliate sales coordinator at Discovery Networks as she distributed discovery channels across TV platforms in Korea. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before her first career with Discovery, she has interned at CBS (WBZ-TV) and the Associated Press.
Eunji Kim, At-Large Board Member
Eunji Kim is a radio producer for Korean Broadcasting System. She is currently in charge of K-POP Connection, a weekday music program. Prior to joining KBS, she gained experience at the Korea JoongAng Daily, The Nation magazine and Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). Eunji holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies and Political Science from Rutgers University.
Zela is the principal reporter/producer for the weekly, prime time business program “Money Magazine” on TVB in Hong Kong. She started her career at CNN in the U.S. and later joined CNN in Hong Kong to produce “Talk Asia with Lorraine Hahn.” Highlights include interviews with Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, scientist Stephen Hawking and opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. She is also president of the Duke Alumni Association’s Hong Kong chapter. Zela has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong, a bachelor’s in Slavic languages from Duke University, and was the recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
Yuri Nagano, National Board Representative
Yuri Nagano is a multimedia journalist and senior reporter for Acuris (Mergermarket Group) in Tokyo. Nagano has reported for news organizations including Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, International New York Times, The Economist, Bloomberg BNA and Public Radio International.
She started her career as a staff producer for Japan’s public broadcasting network NHK where she won awards for her programs.
Nagano has helped grow the AAJA-Asia chapter through various board roles since 2010 including the chapter’s Co-President. @yurinagano http://yurinagano.com