Michelle Toh

Hong Kong

Michelle Toh

International News Editor and Multi-platform Producer
📍 CNNMoney, Hong Kong


In LA, the truth of 'reality' is revealed

Loosely based on the author Lauren Conrad's own experiences in the MTV hit series The Hills, the story unfolds to reveal the good, the bad and the ugly of what really goes on behind the scenes of a reality show - from the stars having to film their entrances to locations repeatedly to get them 'just right' to the producers' reactions when things don't go according to plan.
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Christina Aguilera: "Bionic" Album Review

It was disappointing not to hear Christina Aguilera's vocal powers used to their full potential in certain songs, particularly Elastic Love. Although the song is creative, it relies almost purely on technology to create a consistent melody.
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Hands-On: A is for Apple

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Talking Balls Jr.:“No head-butting. No hair-pulling. No biting, no spitting, no eye-gouging.”

Turns out, being a professional fighter requires a number of elements that would serve you well both in and out of the ring, such as an unwavering sense of composure, the discerning ability to leave it all in the ring, and the drive to give your absolute 100 percent to come out on top. (In this case, probably physically.)
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Healthy Habits: Sisters' Run 2011

Last Sunday – while we were on the couch recovering from our Tenth Anniversary Party – 53 Catholic nuns joined amateurs and athletes alike to run the 2011 Beijing Marathon.
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Michelle Toh


I’m a journalist at CNN in Hong Kong.

As a multi-platform editor for CNNMoney, I write about company news in Asia, come up with programming ideas and help develop mobile strategy for CNN MoneyStream, CNNMoney's EPPY Award-nominated app for business news.

Before that, I was the Hong Kong editor of Fortune magazine and a web producer for Fox News Channel in New York City.

I spent my formative years in Hong Kong and Malaysia and graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. I am also a proud member of the Asian American Journalists Association.

My work has run the gamut from interviewing undocumented immigrant minors to profiling a billionaire CEO, featured in outlets including TIME, USA Today, Huffington Post, Global Post, Fusion and Harper's Bazaar. In my spare time, I enjoy crossing things off what I call the #GreatAmericanBucketList, learning new skills and spending an inordinate amount of time on Instagram.

To read more about my professional experience, click the resume tab on the right.