Sophia Yan is an award-winning multi-platform journalist with a decade of experience and is a CNBC correspondent in Beijing.
Sophia’s work has taken her around the world, examining the intersection of money, power, politics, and government, and reporting extensively on women’s rights, technology, and innovation. A versatile reporter, she is equally adept at grilling CEOs in sit-down interviews, and improvising in the field as a one-woman band.
Her extensive coverage of China examines the global impact of the country's rapid rise, and spotlights unique angles that illustrate the growth of the economy. She dives into the real-life, human impact of complex business stories, and analyzes the intricacies of China's fast-moving economy and markets.
In 2015, Sophia was named an Abe Journalist Fellow, and her work has also been honored with a "Best in Business" award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Prior to CNBC, Sophia Yan was a reporter for CNN and Bloomberg News, based in Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. She began her career with Time Magazine.
Sophia is an accomplished classical pianist and has performed in prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She is fluent in Mandarin, speaks basic Taiwanese, Cantonese and Spanish, is studying Japanese, and can always order a lavish meal in French.
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