Tian Wei is a former Washington Correspondent, and now Host of "World Insight with Tian Wei" on CGTN, an international debate and high-profile interview program on CGTN. She is honored by the World Economic Forum as Young Global Leader.
Starting from a radio producer, and worked later as a reporter, a news presenter, a talk show host, a Washington Correspondent covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as anchorwoman of China’s international broadcaster, Tian aspires to be the link between China and the world.
Over the years, Tian has secured exclusive interviews with some of the most important figures from all walks of life, such as: UN Secretary-General Guterres, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; but also women leaders: Melinda Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, Christian Lagarde; as well as Nobel laureates, Oscar Award winners, Olympic champions, groundbreaking artists, and outstanding figures from all over the world.
She has also been hosting live special events and breaking news from different locations of the world: the UN General Assembly, the World Economic Forum, the G20 summit, the APEC Summit, the Belt & Road Forum, the BRICS Summit, the Climate Change Conference, the Beijing Olympic Games, etc.
Her no-nonsense, and fair approach has not only made her popular with audiences but also earned her recognition worldwide. Tian was named as a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum and she also serves on WEF's Media Council. Over the years, she has won various professional awards, including: China's National Journalism Awards, the National Award for International Broadcasters and CCTV Host of the Year.
In addition to her work, Tian is actively involved and outspoken on issues of poverty alleviation, health, environmental protection, and gender equity. She has been honored by the United Nations Development Program as a Special Advisor. She is also China's National Advocacy Ambassador for Mental Health and a Red-Ribbon Ambassador on HIV-AIDS.