NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal announced today the winner of the 2011 Wall Street Journal Asia Fellowship is Warangkana Chomchuen, a television producer from Chiang Rai in northern Thailand.
The fellowship provides promising mid-career journalists from Asia the opportunity to participate in the three-semester master of arts program in the Business and Economic Reporting at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. In its eighth year, the fellowship is supported by the Dow Jones Foundation and NYU.
Ms. Chomchuen has worked as a production coordinator in the Bangkok bureau of NBC News since 2007. While with NBC News, Ms. Chomchuen, who aspires to be a cross-platform business journalist, has produced major news stories and a variety of features from the field for NBC's Nightly News, the Today Show and MSNBC.com. Among other high-profile assignments, she was involved in the live broadcast of the Today Show's 'Where in the World is Matt Lauer' in Laos in 2008; CNBC's coverage of the G20 summit 2010 in Seoul; and the Today Show's interview with Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, Myanmar, in 2011.
Ms. Chomchuen graduated with honors in English from Chulalongkorn University and won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism from 2006 to 2007.
The Wall Street Journal fellowship covers tuition and fees for two of the three semesters of the program, as well as a stipend to cover travel to New York and other expenses.
Previous fellows have gone on to staff positions covering business and economics at The Wall Street Journal and other major news organizations in the U.S. and Asia.
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