About Matthew Leung
Matthew Leung is a multimedia and broadcast journalist. A recipient and nominee of several national journalism and academic awards, Leung covers business and technology news in his work.
Since 2005, Leung has been writing as a freelance technology columnist for local papers and Web outlets, including The Miscellany News at Vassar College. In 2007, Leung served as the paper’s managing editor. In 2008, Leung hosted a weekly talk show covering Creative Commons on Vassar’s WVKR radio. He also founded Outlet, a social diversity publication in Poughkeepsie, NY. In March of 2008, he was awarded the NLGJA Leroy F. Aarons award at the New York Times by executive editor Bill Keller.
As a multimedia journalist, Leung has also worked at Air America Radio and Hatherleigh Publications to produce original Web content. In the fall of 2008, Leung interned at CNN Money and produced several original videos for the site, one of which covered the effects of the financial crisis on local communities. The video was later nominated for the 2009 Webby Awards, an award hailed as the “Oscars of the internet” by the New York Times. Leung was also named CNN Scholar in March of 2009.
In addition to journalistic recognitions, Leung has also received the Freeman-ASIA scholarship (2007), Helen Miringoff Prize (2009) and Man-Sheng Chen Prize (2009).
Leung is also an avid traveler. From 2005 to 2009, he has traveled to England, China (7 cities), Dominica, St. Lucia, Martinique, Paris and Berlin to research local social and economic issues. His research has resulted in 40 pages of theses. He has also studied abroad in Qingdao, China and is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.
Leung currently works at CNN Money, editing and producing video features for the site.