An award-winning journalist, Zela is the principal reporter for the weekly, prime-time feature program Pearl Magazine on TVB, the largest broadcaster in Hong Kong. Prior to launching Pearl Magazine, she was a reporter with TVB’s business feature program, Money Magazine. TVB shows reach 2.3 million households in the city, and over 300 million households worldwide.
Zela started her career at CNN headquarters in the U.S. and later joined CNN in Hong Kong to produce Talk Asia. Highlights include interviews with Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, scientist Stephen Hawking and opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.
She is the Executive Vice President for AAJA’s Asia chapter, and president of the Duke Alumni Association in Hong Kong. She is a member of the Hong Kong Journalists Association and Foreign Correspondents’ Club. Zela has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong, and a bachelor’s in Slavic languages from Duke University.