“Marketplace” hires Pak as China correspondent
Jennifer Pak has been hired as “Marketplace”‘s China correspondent reporting from the Shanghai bureau.
Pak will cover the world’s second largest economy as it continues to transform, telling stories that help explain how our lives and economy are connected to China’s.
Pak has been reporting in China and the region for over a decade. Pak moved to Beijing in 2006 to train as a producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., where she quickly set up her own news bureau there, and developed a career working across platforms as a TV, radio and digital reporter and producer in the region for a number of outlets, including the BBC, the Financial Times, and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
She was part of the first team to reach the worst affected area in the aftermath of the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province; covered the Beijing Olympics; and was the primary BBC reporter covering the Malaysian airliner that went missing in 2014.
She’s most recently been working at the UK Daily Telegraph from Shenzhen, a city trying to transition from being the factory capitol of the world into the Silicon Valley of China.
“Marketplace” has had a China bureau since 2002.