Sunshine Lichauco de Leon has been a freelance journalist based in Manila, Philippines for the past eight years. She has written for international media including The Guardian, Forbes Asia, CNN.com, Los Angeles Times, Globalpost.com, NBCnews.com, and USA Today.
Sunshine has also reported for American and British public radio programs such as PRI/BBC’s The World, NPR’s Newscasts and BBC’s Outlook. When not reporting, she has worked as a local producer for foreign documentary teams on projects for BBC Radio, Australia’s SBS, Europe’s Arte Channel, and America’s Public Broadcasting Station, and as a fixer for foreign TV news media, including CNN International and NBC News. Curiosity, Adventure & Love is her first film. She has also just written her first children’s book, Goatee – the REAL Kid…why children are not kids.