I am a Vancouver journalist with a focus on urban issues and diasporas. I write intimate stories about people and places while making complex topics accessible.

I am currently a reporter and writer at The Tyee.

I used to write a reported column in the Vancouver Courier called Talk of the Block and another in Metro called Urban Scrawl. Thanks to trusting editors, I was given freedom in content and style and both were popular successes.

I often shoot digital photography and videos for my stories.

I believe that journalists should constantly work to improve their writing (read omnivorously, unlearn bad habits, experiment with techniques and style). I also believe that journalists should keep up with academic research in their respective beats.

I graduated with a Master of Journalism degree from The University of British Columbia in 2016 and received four scholarships (a student Webster award, multicultural reporting, local reporting, excellence in arts).

For freelance inquiries, bychrischeung[at]gmail.com
For Tyee inquiries, ccheung[at]thetyee.ca
Follow me on Twitter at @bychrischeung