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Mable Chan: Private Session (60 mins)

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Session Details

  • 60 minute mentorship session via Zoom
  • Mable is generally available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4-5pm. Weekends are negotiable for time-sensitive needs.
Mable Chan is a former broadcast network news producer turned media entrepreneur who is passionate about mentoring and nurturing the next generation of storytellers, podcasters, and journalists. Mable is a great mentor for those looking to improve their skills in podcasting, effective interviewing, scripting, and voicing. Anyone seeking advice in job hunting, networking, pitching, and negotiating are encouraged to book time with Mable. 

She is excited to work with mentees who are highly motivated with a drive to succeed, who are bold and straightforward with views, ideas, and questions.

About Mable

Mable Chan (she/her) is a Peabody Award-winning broadcast news producer turned media entrepreneur.  She believes in the power of personal storytelling and deep listening to advance intercultural understanding, social progress, and mutual success between Asians and Americans. Hong Kong-born, and multilingual (Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Japanese), Mable is a producer with more than 20 years of experience with American network television. She has traveled the world covering major stories in China, Japan, and America for ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and Fox. Mable has achieved excellence in journalism with top honors including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia, the George F. Peabody, The George Polk, and the National Headliner awards. Mable began her broadcast journalism career at WWOR-TV in New York. She moved to Hong Kong to become a principal anchor/reporter for Hong Kong Television Broadcasts (HK-TVB). During her tenure as a foreign correspondent, Mable filed breaking and ongoing news reports from China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Britain, and Switzerland. 
Patrick Jones - Course author
Mable is widely recognized in the media industry for her creativity, drive, energy, amicable personality, and professional commitment to deliver the highest quality productions. Mable, a Harvard alumnus (AM'93), finished her one-year appointment as a visiting scholar at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard (2010-11) and remains an “Associate-in-Research” at Harvard.

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Mable Chan is an empathetic listener and she opens her door to many young journalists whenever they are seeking advice on navigating through the industry. She is enthusiastic in sharing her experience and she leaves no questions unanswered, no doubt unclear. Her passion to cultivate the next generation has evolved into a community of support for her mentees and young people alike.
Shako Liu, Video producer, nbc news digital
Mable Chan not only has the mastery and skills of someone who's been in the business for decades, but also the enthusiasm, energy, and passion equal to someone just starting out. She's a powerful advocate for the stories she tells and for the people she works with -- always working with them to get to the next level. Mable has been a great teacher and mentor to so many junior producers over the years. She's the ultimate player-coach, able to do the work at a high level and get others there too."
Matt frucci, executive producer, nbc news
Mable Chan first reached out to me in the Fall of 2020; at the time, I was Director of the News Department for Harvard Radio Broadcasting (WHRB 95.3 FM), and Mable had an idea for a new WHRB podcast called “Where Are They Now?” – a series about the diverse experiences and insights of Harvard alumni who have made an impact. Captivated by the idea, we spoke on the phone and connected immediately; and that was the genesis of our 6-part series, which we will be launching just this Sunday (9/26). In our collaboration on “Where Are They Now?,” Mable has become a mentor and friend, advising me on the overall production process - from research and booking, to interviewing, to scripting and post-production distribution and marketing strategy. Against this backdrop, we also spent time on Zoom conference calls chatting about life – the ups and downs of the pandemic, the difficulties and rewards of journalism, the way that our work intersects with our personal lives – and, ultimately, learning about so much more than the basics of the audio production world. These humanistic lessons – paired with smart strategy and sharp insights about audio production – are what everyone should be able to find in a mentor. I am so lucky to have been able to find it in Mable Chan, just about a year ago, after that fateful WHRB phone call.
Gemma Schneider, Student journalist, harvard radio broadcasting director, WHBR 95.3FM,  harvard crimson staff editorials editor