Jacky Lin joined TVB in February 2019, currently serving as a trilingual reporter and an anchor for the outlet's English channel. Her stories won the “Outstanding Reporting of a News Story” at the Asiavision Annual Awards under the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) for two consecutive years in 2021 and 2022. They were chosen from more than 10,000 eligible entries every year, including finalists from Japan's NHK, China's CCTV and South Korea's KBS.
In 2022, her story on HKU’s Pillar of Shame is said to show "exemplary reporting of journalism that can be accurate and unbiased", even in an increasingly challenging media landscape. Her original feature story in 2021 about a refugee-curated modeling agency in Hong Kong, is recognised to be a piece that "shows excellence in journalism and writing." She also reported from beyond Hong Kong, including from the mainland and Indonesia in 2023.
As a news anchor, Jacky presented breaking news including Chinese President Xi Jinping’s arrival at Hong Kong for the SAR’s 25th anniversary events, Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in 2022, the promulgation of national security law in 2020, and hour-by-hour typhoon updates overnight. Tracking local and global live events as they unfold for viewers, her coverage runs the gamut of politics, protests and the pandemic situation throughout 2019 to 2022.
Having studied in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, the U.K. and Canada, Jacky earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Distinction) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with full government scholarships. She majored in English (Literature & Linguistics) with minors in French and Japanese.
Representing Taiwanese, she won a 2018 case study competition, organised by Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore with her comparative studies on education policies of Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan and her first-hand, three-year experience teaching at a local secondary school.
To deepen the knowledge in her long-time interest in literature, films and other forms of visual narratives, she pursued the Master of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Hong Kong while working full-time.
Under the tutelage of Professors Esther Yau and Winnie Yee, she graduated with Distinction in Coursework and Dissertation (for students “with exceptional merit”) in 2021. Reading the city as a cultural text, Jacky's thesis analyses the social, cultural and political symbolisms of urban alleyways in Hong Kong cinema and photography through Marxist, materialist and spatial theories.
為深造對跨文學、電影與其他視像媒體的研究愛好，林婷婷2021年以最高等級成績 Distinction (Coursework & Dissertation)及《張美君教授紀念獎》，畢業於香港大學，獲文學及文化研究碩士學位。
- Japanese (Intermediate)
- French (Basic)
- City and Community
- Education and Technology
- Literary and Cultural Studies
- Race and Cross-Cultural Identity
- Climate Change and Sustainability