Elizabeth Wong Kit-wai is an experienced journalist, former radio talk-show host, and communications consultant. She was the debate consultant for 2017 Hong Kong chief executive candidate John Tsang.
Elizabeth started her career as a news documentary reporter with Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), and later became the senior reporter of i-Cable News. In 2012, she joined the city’s renowned radio talk shows “The Tipping Point” (左右大局) and “On a Clear Day” (在晴朗的一天出發) as the programme host and strategist, responsible for interviewing the stakeholders of major news stories, news commentating and agenda setting of the shows. Years later, she took the challenge to establish a brand new online channel “01Blog” (01 博評) as the Managing Editor under HK01.com, which attracted over 200 bloggers and around 20,000 Facebook followers in its first four months.
As a consultant, Kit-wai has public-speaking trained HKSAR Chief Executive election candidate Mr. John Tsang and executives from various organizations. In addition, Elizabeth is the consultant for Wisers information Limited to provide analytical and editorial support to big data projects on social listening. Some of the research projects she has participated in include “Explore the undercurrent: From Social Buzz to Mainstream” and “New media, the New Era of Public Opinion: how can big data and social media listening help us better understand and predict public concerns.” Her published books include Happy Debate (2000) and Expose Deceptive Language in Local Politics (2013)(co-auothor).
Elizabeth is very passionate about teaching. She has been a part-time debate educator at various schools for over 17 years; she provides trainings on debate coaching to members of Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union. She has also been the part-time lecturer at the department of Government of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Elizabeth received her bachelor degree of journalism and communication, and her master degree of Chinese politics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received scholarship and attained her master degree of comparative politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
She is now the director of WKW Strategic Communications Studio.