Lee Lin Chin Bio (Biography)
Lee Lin Chin is a Chinese Indonesian-born Singaporean and Australian radio presenter, television presenter, and journalist. She is best known for her association with the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) network and is the weekend presenter of SBS World News.
In July 2018, Chin announced her retirement from SBS stating that “…working two days a week didn’t give me enough time to devote to the pub and re-reading the complete works of Shakespeare. So now that I work zero days that issue has been addressed.” She will be reading her final bulletin for the broadcaster on 29 July 2018.
|Education||Singapore – grad/professional school|
|Occupation||News presenter, journalist, fashionista|
|Known for||SBS World News, The Feed|
|Books||Iced Beer and Other Tantalising Tips for Life|
Lee Lin Chin Media Career
Chin migrated to Australia in 1980 where she started working for SBS TV as an interpreter for Chinese-dialect films. She moved to ABC Radio in both Newcastle and Darwin. In 1992. Chin later moved to SBS World News where she has remained, presenting the weekend news.
Chin has had numerous proles all through her career, including news reading, research, reporting, interviews, selecting and programming music, voice-overs for ads, and producing in-flight programs for international airlines.
Recently, Chin has been involved in creating small segments for SBS’s where she presents small comedy segments including ‘Pranked with Lee Lin Chin’, ‘Lee Lin Chin Versus Maggie Beer’, ‘Celebrity Chin Wag’, comedic cooking show ‘Lee Linguine’ and most recently ‘The Real Newsreaders of Sydney’ with fellow newsreaders Sandra Sully and Natalie Barr.
On 18 May 2015, she was reported to be Australia’s spokesperson for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. She gave the “all-important” twelve points to the eventual winner, Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw and his song “heroes”. She returned to this role in 2016 and gave twelve points to Belgium’s Laura Tesoro and her song”What’s the Pressure”, and also the following year, where the twelve points were granted to the United Kingdom’s Lucie Jones with her song “Never Give Up On You”.
Lee Lin Chin Retirement from SBS
In July 2018, Chin announced her retirement stating that “…working two days a week didn’t give me enough time to devote to the pub and re-reading the complete works of Shakespeare. So now that I work zero days that issue has been addressed.” She will be reading her final bulletin for the broadcaster on 29 July 2018.
She has been one of the defining faces of the Special Broadcasting Service for nearly 30 years behind the news desk.
Users from Twitter Reaction on her Retirement from SBS
Retweeted SBS News (@SBSNews):
— LandscapeReading (@LandscapeRead) July 26, 2018
I can't believe Lee Lin Chin has left SBS. I'm curious to hear the 'many small to medium-sized reasons' as to why she left. 🤔
Maybe one day…
— Nick Constantin 📻 (@NickConstantin_) July 26, 2018
Lee Lin Chin, many fans will deplore your departure from SBS. You have become an institution. I guess that you won't reconsider but I devoutly hope that the odd old chauvinist ratbag criticizing your fashion flair hasn't been the last straw and that you leave with spring in step.
— Susan Israel (@bondi_izzy) July 26, 2018
First the MD now Lee Lin Chin, what is going on at SBS? The good news is the return of Anton Enus who replaces Ms.Lee.After fashion pioneering 30 years the most easy-on-the-ear reader Lee Lin takes with her our best wishes.Thanks for your dedication you're an icon.#auspol pic.twitter.com/NLTsQ5YVf1
— Nigel Dale (@nigelgdale) July 26, 2018