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NY Times hires WSJ’s Yi as senior producer

March 13, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Hannah Yi

The New York Times has hired Hannah Yi from The Wall Street Journal to be senior producer based in Seoul.

In this role, Yi will be the video lead in the Seoul bureau, managing breaking news, the video department’s live coverage from the region and news and investigative enterprise.

Yi was a senior supervising producer at The Journal and managed the APAC video team. She was based in Hong Kong during the 2019 protests and later moved and expanded the team in Singapore during the coronavirus pandemic. Yi oversaw daily news assignments and feature pieces in the region, as well as breaking news coverage during New York and London video teams’ offline hours, including the start of the war in Ukraine.

Before moving to Asia, Yi was based in New York City for 13 years. She started her journalism career as an overnight desk assistant at ABC News before joining PBS as a producer/shooter .

She then worked at Quartz as a senior producer, overseeing and creating digital videos from around the world.

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