Personal website of Heesun Wee

Heesun is an award-winning journalist with a background in cross-platform storytelling. Her specialties include long-form narratives with immersive videos. She’s a freelancer en route to San Francisco from New York City, where she was a features editor and writer for CNBC Digital. Priors include Yahoo! Finance and News, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

She covers topics that span manufacturing, the intersection of business food trends and agricultural economics, emerging markets including China and the not-so-static North Korean economy.

Current assignments encompass immigration reform amid Trump’s proposed wall, and California’s expanding cannabis market.

RECENT AWARDS / Wee earned a NY State Society of CPAs Excellence in Financial Journalism award for “China is changing your dinner plate” that showed how China’s rising middle class is transforming U.S. agriculture and water consumption.

She also received a Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Best in Business award for “Millennials shaking North Korea’s regime.” The multimedia package featured North Korean millennials affecting change through market forces and technology, smuggled from China.

Wee was a documentary media student at The New School, USC Knight Digital Media Center fellow and graduate of the Asian American Journalists Association’s Executive Leadership Program.