Isobel Yeung is an award-winning journalist who works with VICE HBO as a correspondent. Someone who could be described as another version of Christiane Amanpour, she has worked in difficult places like Syria and Afghanistan and had difficult interviews with dangerous people, including a conservative lawmaker in Afghanistan, Nazir Ahmad Hanafi , who threatened not to be noticed. cut off, which is a euphemism in the country for having someone raped.

Isobel Yeung Bio

It was in Salisbury, England, and on November 2, 1986, Isobel Yeung was born to a father who emigrated from China and an English mother. Of English and Chinese origin, she studied in England.

Her father left Hong Kong in the early 1980s with nothing but a dream of a better life and came to England by ship. Soon after, he opened a small Chinese restaurant which he later ran with his wife, Isobel’s mother. He worked in the restaurant almost every hour, six days a week, to provide a good life for his children and the best of education.

After finishing his studies, Yeung packed his bags to go to China without thinking about anything except traveling and learning the language. While there, she held a position in the state-run media in Shanghai, but later decided to quit after seeing the country’s potential.

Yeung soon began freelancing for publications and broadcasters who realized Asia was underreported. This is where she began her style of in-depth coverage of events.

During the Hing Kong protests in 2014, she was still in China and it gave her the opportunity to make a documentary for Vice, covering things that many others left out. The style of the piece convinced her to move to New York to work full-time at Vice.

Before moving to New York, the correspondent presented programs for Asian and British television channels. She has also written for different publications such as The Independent, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and China Morning Post.

Isobel Yeung pushed VICE News tonight on a lot of boundaries and achieved a lot. She was in places like the DRC where she interviewed people who were allegedly raped by the army during the long crisis that overwhelmed the country and Libya, where she became the first foreign correspondent in the scandal. migrant smugglers to mingle with coast guards and meet detained migrants.

More so, she has covered many other world stories in different parts of the world.

She has also been a strong voice for women’s rights in places like Afghanistan, where parliament has blocked legislation to end violence against women. It was while covering this subject that she questioned the country’s national deputy, Nazir Ahmad Hanafi, who threatened to give it to an Afghan man who would cut off his nose (rape her).

For echoing the struggles of women in Afghanistan and their rights issues, she won a Gracie Award in 2017 and a Front Page Award in 2018.

Husband, is she married?

Yeung has no husband as she has never been married. However, she maintains a relationship with the Iranian-British journalist and filmmaker, Benjamin Zand.

Zand has made documentaries for the BBC and has traveled to some of the most dangerous places in the world to make documentaries, including Kabul in Afghanistan and Caracas in Venezuela, notorious for its high rate of kidnappings. At the 2016 Royal Television Society, Zand was honored with the Young Talent of the Year award.

In 2018, Isobel and Benjamin Zand took to their Instagram to announce their relationship.

VICE Correspondent Facts

1. Even though neither of his parents came from wealthy backgrounds, just as neither of them were highly educated, they instilled in him the need to work hard and get an education.

2. Isobel Yeung was raised by her parents in the south of England with her brother and sister.

3. Growing up, the vice-correspondent has no idea what she wants to become, but much later she admired Christiane Amanpour and she wanted to be like her.

4. She’s not a fan of many forms of social media. However, she still manages to have over sixty two thousand followers on Instagram and over thirty five thousand followers on Twitter.