Chen Lei is an influential Chinese journalist. She is the leading presenter of China’s International Channel Shanghai (ICS). She serves as the News Anchor of Prime News and the presenter of Talk to Lei, a 30-minute talk show in which Lei interviews well-known Chinese and international guests. Chen Lei is also the presenter of My Dream, a bilingual charity program co-created by ICS and Shanghai Red Cross.
Lei began her career as an anchor and journalist for On the Town, Hell! Shanghai, Entertainment Now On the Road for STV, Around China for CCTV, and Shanghai Bund. She has also been the bilingual presenter for many international events and live shows including the Shanghai International Arts Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Shanghai International Tourism Festival, APEC, L’OREAL-LYRCA Media in Style Awards Ceremony and Shanghai Creative Industry Week. Chen Leihas conducted many exclusive interviews with her most notable to date including Giorgio Armani, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Placido Domingo, ABBA, Claudia Schiffer, Victoria Beckham, Vivenne Westwood, Zhang Yimou, Peter Buffett and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
Chen Lei has an ongoing association with Brisbane as an ambassador for the city in China. She has co-hosted the Asia Pacific Screen Awards four times.
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