Dong Qing, one of the most widely recognized TV presenters in China, will preside as Master of Ceremonies for the closing Gala Dinner at USC’s Global Conference 2015. An award-winning TV personality, she has hosted the CCTV Spring Festival Gala – a Chinese New Year special with more than 700 million viewers – for 11 straight years. The Gala enjoys the largest audience for any entertainment show in the world.
With more than 20 years of broadcast experience, Ms. Dong served as a commentator for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games. She has won both China’s Golden Microphone Award and the Golden Eagle Award for Best Programme Host twice.
Born and raised in Shanghai, Ms. Dong graduated from the Shanghai Theatre Academy where she majored in Broadcasting and returned to earn her Master of Fine Arts degree in 2009. She is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California.