Paul Cheung

Director of Visual Journalism • NBC News Digital • New York City, NY
Last edited April 18, 2018

Paul Cheung has 20 years of experience at the forefront of digital transformation— pioneering VR360, automation, data journalism and visual strategies and digital training initiatives. Cheung is the Director of Visual Journalism at NBC News. He has led cross functional teams of journalists, technologists, data-scientists and designers, working at media outlets including The Associated Press, The Miami Herald, and The Wall Street Journal. He served two terms as national president of the Asian American Journalists Association from 2013 to 2016 and currently serves on the board of the American Society of News Editors. He was a 2016 Punch Sulzberger Executive Leadership graduate at Columbia University.

Paul’s bio as a 2017 ONA Board candidate

Paul Cheung is AP’s Director of Interactives and Digital News Production. The director leads a global team of visual journalists, data journalists and researchers who produce multimedia stories and information graphics for all formats, including print, online, mobile, social and virtual reality.

Prior to joining the AP, Cheung was The Miami Herald’s Deputy Multimedia Presentation Editor. In 2009, he managed MiamiHerald.com site redesign in 2009 and was responsible for the conceptualization, creative direction and visual look of MiamiHerald.com. He was The Miami Herald’s graphics editor from 2004 to mid-2007. Prior to joining the Miami Herald, Cheung was a Senior Graphics Editor at The Wall Street Journal.

Cheung is Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)’s national president from 2013 to 2016 and also a 2016 Punch Sulzberger Fellow. Cheung, a 2007 Newspaper Association of America Breakthrough fellow, graduated from New York University where he studied journalism, sociology, science and photography.