Jeanette Tan

Year CS'11:

Former Yahoo News Singapore journalist Jeanette Tan joined online news website in June 2015.

“I thought I knew what I was doing after moving to but I still had to unlearn many things, and re-learn other skills from scratch. In online journalism, different sites do things very differently,” said Tan, who is currently the Deputy Editor at the online news portal.

She also leads the fortnightly “Almost Famous” column, which has profiled people like Minister in the Prime Minister’s office Chan Chun Sing and former Economic Development Board Chairman Philip Yeo.

Tan’s technical understanding and appreciation of her video work at was groomed through the late nights spent in the editing suites and Nanyang Spectrum TV studio of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.

She attributes her inspiration to become a journalist to former WKWSCI Associate Professor Cherian George.

"I aspire to write and think the way he does, with the same bravery and passion for Singapore he possesses."