RICK CHUNG is a broadcast journalist and social media strategist with a knack for online branding and an appetite for community building. Educated at UBC, Rick is a political science graduate with a focus in international relations and development, going on to study broadcast communcations and journalism at BCIT.
Currently, Rick is a lifestyle contributor for the award-winning Vancouver Is Awesome blog. He served as a technical writer at the BC Public Service Agency and web producer at Langara College. He was also a political strategist and online media specialist, preparing possible provincial election strategies, working with the Premier's Office.
CBC News Vancouver as their first social media intern and a freelance associate producer, expanding their online presence and producing broadcast television stories for the evening newscast. He was awarded the Alexis Mazurin Award from CBC Radio 3 for his feature music podcast. There, Rick researched, produced, and contributed on air, along with a radio short on social media in music.
In addition to writing for CBC News and CBC Radio 3, he's been profiled and guest written for UBC Careers, The Province, ArtsWire, and Mainly Main Magazine. He's also had features in CBC Radio One, Vancity Buzz, The Ubyssey, and referenced or sourced in the Georgia Straight, TEDxVancouver, The Auteurs Notebook, Eye Weekly Toronto, 24 Hours Vancouver, and Miss604.
"All I can do is be me, whoever that is."– Bob Dylan