22 years of experience
June spent most of her broadcasting career in two main shows: Channel 5’s long-running current affairs series, Talking Point, and Channel NewsAsia’s flagship interview programme, In Conversation.
At In Conversation, June researched and crafted questions for many world-renowned personalities including Lee Hsien Loong (Singapore Prime Minister), Sir Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Group), King Abdullah II of Jordon, Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon.com), Sir Elton John (singer), Jerry Yang, (co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc), Sabeer Bhatia (founder of Hotmail.com) and Bill Gates (co-founder of Microsoft).
Well-versed in a wide range of topics, June also wrote and produced games shows (Jeopardy! & Don’t Trash That!), business programmes (Asian Dragon Rising & Blueprint to Success) and even parenting shows for Asia’s first parenting channel, Mom-on-Demand.
Today, researching, interviewing and crafting stories remain her passion. She particularly enjoys interviewing personalities and captains of industries for clients including Raffles Institution, CapitaLand, SingHealth and CNN. She has adapted her style of writing for television to writing for print and the web as well.
June is also a fully qualified and accredited administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, also conducts written communication and teambuilding workshops using telemovie-making as the unique teambonding experience.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing Quiz Up, a game of tennis and cooking without following a recipe.
The Cherokees, a documentary produced about one of the native Indian tribes in America, won an award at The Red Earth Gathering in Oklahoma, USA, in 1991.
Go Green, a 13-part environment series sponsored by Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, bagged the Bronze award for Best TV Documentary in the 1999 New York Festivals.
24 years of experience
Research, writing, filming, interviewing, voicing, presenting, studio directing – in the over two decades in the media industry, Christine has had a hand in all of these. Many of the programmes she worked on, including Talking Point and Crimewatch, continue to be flagship programmes on MediaCorp.
The seven years she was in charge of the trailers and promotions team of Channel NewsAsia and its programme commissioning arm helped her develop a keen eye for story-telling. Through the corporate videos she produced for NTUC, Ministry of Finance and CapitaLand Group as Channel News Asia’s product development manager, Christine deepened her skill in understanding and meeting clients’ needs. She is also a versatile writer, adept at various genres - business programmes (The Centennials and The Centennials Asia), sports (National School Games Singapore 2010 and 2013), game shows (Don’t Trash That!), docu-drama (The Extraordinary People), health (Mind Your Body) and politics (Insight).
Today, she is able to adapt her writing style to suit the needs of her clients whether it is lifestyle pieces for CapitaLand and cnn.com, business stories for SPH Content Studio, issue-based articles for Singapore Tourism Board and NTUC or analytical reports for the National Population and Talent Division.
Because of her love for writing, she also trains students and adults to write. She has combined her expertise in the writing and her experience in the media to conduct workshops for hundreds of officers from the Ministry of Education (both headquarters and schools) as well as the Land Transport Authority to manage public feedback in writing.
A graduate of the National University of Singapore with an Honours degree in English Language, Christine’s idea of a perfect day is one spent with a Margaret Atwood book in one hand and a giant blueberry muffin in another.