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Danny Yeo (Chinese: 杨君伟; pinyin: Yáng Jūn Wěi) is a Singaporean host, theatre director, writer and lecturer. He has over a decade of experience in hosting TV, as well as being a former radio DJ, and writing books regarding topics such as culture, youth and psychology. He is also a World Vision goodwill ambassador in Singapore. In the year 2010, he was nominated for the "Best Director" award in The Straits Times' theatre awards.[1]

Danny Yeo
Chinese name 楊君偉 (traditional)
Chinese name 杨君伟 (simplified)
Pinyin Yáng Jūn Wěi (Mandarin)
Born Singapore
Alma mater National University of Singapore
Occupation Host, theater, writer, lecturer
Nationality Singaporean
Parents Father, mother
Siblings 1 young brother
Ancestry China
Website Danny Yeo's omy blog
Awards
Star Awards 2000
DJ Golden Mike
Ngee Ann Polytechnic academic (twice)
The Straits Times Life! Theatre "Best Director"
Pure Talents

Early lifeEdit

Danny Yeo's Chinese-educated parents encouraged him to be interested in Chinese culture and language, which he studied along with the English language, achieving a high level of proficiency in both languages.[2] His mother was very strict on him when he was young. After he graduated secondary school and junior college, Yeo studied science at the National University of Singapore and decided to pursue a mass communications degree in the United States.[3]

Career and achievementsEdit

From the 1990s to the early 2000s, Yeo hosted the morning drive-time show on Mediacorp's 93.3FM Mandarin radio station and certain variety shows on Mediacorp Channel 8. From 2001 to 2004, he crossed over to television with SPH MediaWorks and helped to operate 2 television channels, Mediacorp Channel U and former Channel i, as well as hosting on UFM100.3, a Mandarin radio station. At the end of 2004, both stations decided to merge, which ended Yeo's career in this area. He then taught at institutions such as Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Management University. In 2015, he returned to TV on Channel U as host of the popular talk show Face Off! and a lifestyle documentary show about child labour; Innocence Lost.[4] Danny Yeo has won the founder of Pure Talents award for his years of rich experience in various fields, top 20 male artiste star awards, and the most creative DJ Golden Mike award in year 2000. In 2004, the Singapore Media Academy twice honoured him at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic academic awards for his excellence in teaching.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Artiste-E. "Male Emcee Singapore "Danny Yeo"". Artiste Entertainment. 
  2. ^ "杨君伟 伟所欲为 Danny Yeo doing it Chin up my Wei". blog.omy.sg. 
  3. ^ VENESSA LEE. "Being bilingual helped his career". Asia One. The Straits Times. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Akshita Nanda. "The Life Interview with Danny Yeo: Danny of all trades". SPH Websites. The Straits Times. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Danny Yeo Pure Talent". Pure Talents. 2017.