Helier Cheung

Helier Cheung is a senior journalist and news editor with a passion for digital storytelling, championing minority voices, and involving younger audiences.

She has covered several breaking news stories abroad, including the Thai cave rescue, the Trump Kim summit in Singapore, and political protests in Hong Kong. She has a track record of finding compelling stories that make an impact online, including the story of a Norwegian murder mystery cold case that had over 1.7 million hits and inspired one of the BBC’s most popular podcasts: “Death in Ice Valley”.

Within the BBC, she has led initiatives to diversify the website and make its hard news coverage relevant to young and underserved readers. She helped set up a buddy network for trainee journalists at the BBC, mentors new journalists, and regularly attends careers talks at schools as part of the Inspiring the Future Network. She also volunteers as a school governor.