Hi. i'm linette lim.

With 5 years of experience across print, television, and digital news, I'm a storyteller who is equally comfortable writing news reports and analysis, presenting to camera, shooting and editing video, and visualising data.

Based out of Singapore, I have broken local stories with wide policy ramifications. Some of these include authorities halting a ride-hailing app’s plan to offer paid, cross-border car-pool rides, and a plan by a volunteer group to sue palm oil companies in Indonesia for causing transboundary haze pollution.

Currently, I'm part of a pioneering, digital-first news team at Channel NewsAsia. I work to file multimedia stories for web and mobile platforms, covering the biggest domestic stories in Singapore, from economics to politics. Proficient in English and Mandarin, I have also occasionally covered elections and multilateral trade meetings out of China, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines.


Previously, I was the chief banking reporter for the channel's flagship news bulletin for 3 years. I have interviewed CEOs and leaders, like DBS’ Piyush Gupta, OCBC’s Samuel Tsien, and then-WTO Secretary-General Pascal Lamy.


I have a proven ability in navigating unfamiliar physical and political environments, and I strive to tell stories that matter in an age of click-bait virality. I aim to give depth and nuance to my story-telling, while maintaining the need for speed and accuracy.


Taiwan Presidential Election 2016
Singapore By-election 2016

I am particularly interested in inequalities and social justice issues, and this drove me to pursue an MSc in International Development at King's College London in 2014. I graduated top of the class, with distinction. A term paper I wrote – critically analysing the impact evaluation practices of private foundations – was selected for publication in the prestigious European Evaluation Society newsletter in June 2015.

While in London, I worked part-time at Pragya – an NGO providing services to marginalised mountain communities in Kenya, India, and Nepal – where I wrote funding applications and prospected for donors.

"She's a great communicator with a highly methodical approach, quick to grasp issues as well as being an approachable, reliable team player." - Greg Hilditch, Development Manager, Pragya

From deciphering the ramifications of specific policies on the man on the street and small businesses, to explaining financial scandals that hurt the retail investor, I have always had a strong interest in making a meaningful social impact through my work. I am constantly looking for opportunities to do work that empowers and give voice to those least likely to be heard.

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