South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Elizabeth Cheung is a senior reporter for the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s leading English-language media outlet, specialising in healthcare and medical reporting.
Since the emergence of Covid-19 in late 2019, she has led the coverage of the pandemic as it spread from mainland China, to Hong Kong, and the rest of the world.
From reporting the emergence of new infections and variants, to scrutinising government policy and regulation, and interviewing some of the leading specialists in infectious diseases and public health, Ms. Cheung has played her part in delivering the Hong Kong stories to local and overseas readers.
In her past seven years working at the Post, Ms. Cheung has written extensively on various healthcare topics, from seasonal influenza, antimicrobial resistance, Middle East respiratory syndrome, cancer to rare diseases. Her interests included healthcare policies, medical blunders, and research on new treatments.
Ms. Cheung started her career as a television news reporter in 2012, after graduating from the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.