Editor-in-chief, South China Morning Post
Tammy Tam joined the South China Morning Post in late 2011 as senior editor and was subsequently promoted to deputy editor in early 2012. She took up the role of editor-in-chief in January 2016, becoming responsible for the editorial direction and newsroom operations. Ms Tam started her career in journalism at the Hong Kong Standard before shifting to the television industry for 20 years. Having worked for Television Broadcasts Limited, i-CABLE Communications Limited (“iCable”), and Asia Television Limited (“ATV”), Ms Tam developed from a reporter to a senior news executive. In previous roles, she was responsible for newsroom management and leading coverage of many major local, China and international news events. At iCable, Ms Tam participated in cross-media business development. While she was news controller and later vice-president at ATV, she played a key role in launching the city’s first free-to-air 24 hours television news channel.
Ms Tam holds a Master’s degree in Journalism, a Bachelor’s degree in English and also has a Bachelor of Laws degree. She is a member of the Media Communications Training Board’s Vocational Training Council.