The following excerpt was sent out from The New York Times’ Solana Pyne, Mark Scheffler, Sameen Amin and Whitney Hurst:
We are excited to announce new additions to The Times’s video team, as we expand and deepen our video news coverage.
Jeesoo Park joins as a senior producer based in New York. In this role, she will help oversee our field reporting team, guiding everything from breaking news coverage to original projects and desk collaborations.
She joins us from CNN, where as a supervising producer she led teams across news and enterprise video, working with correspondents daily to deepen and further both national and international news coverage.
In 2021, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for a report featuring the scene on-the-ground in Wuhan, China, as the Covid pandemic was first taking hold.
Previously, Jeesoo worked as a documentary producer for ABC News and National Geographic, creating series and long-form content for both digital and broadcast. She is a D.C. native and a graduate of Bucknell University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Shawn Paik joins as a video journalist based in Seoul. In this role, he will be a crucial part of our daily news operation from Asia, contributing to live coverage, producing video clips and quick-turn news packages.
Shawn comes from CNN International where he worked as a line producer for its simulcast coverage for both U.S. and International audiences.
He was also among the few in-person producers essential in sustaining coverage from CNN headquarters through the first years of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shawn started his career as a photojournalist for his hometown newspaper, the Chattanooga Times Free Press.