Covering everything from medical breakthroughs to fitness trends and inspiring people, Su-Ling Goh brings a passion for health and science to Global Edmonton as its award-winning Health Matters reporter.
Su-Ling began her career in 1997 as a writer and videographer at A-Channel Edmonton (now Citytv). She later moved to Calgary to become an entertainment reporter. For six years, Su-Ling hosted “Inside Entertainment”, a national entertainment show on Global. She covered some of the world’s most glamourous red carpet events and interviewed Hollywood stars, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise. Highlights include walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, and chasing down U2′s Bono at the Grammys.
In 2006, Su-Ling was happy to return to her hometown to join Global Edmonton. She was also thrilled to return to her scientific roots (she has a Bachelor of Science degree with Specialization in Zoology from the University of Alberta).
Su-Ling describes being the Health Reporter as the “best job in the world” – meeting inspiring people every day keeps things in perspective for her. “It’s hard to be down about anything in my life when I’ve just finished interviewing a young mom battling ovarian cancer, or a teenaged amputee,” she says. She is a regular emcee for the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, the Mayor’s Awards for Persons with Disabilities, and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
In 2013, Su-Ling was honoured by the Canadian Medical Association for Excellence in Health Reporting. The national award was for her powerful two-part series on assisted suicide. In 2008 and 2009, she was honoured by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTDNA) – winning the Prairie Regional Award for Best Short Feature for her story about a family’s struggle to deal with the loss of one of their twin baby boys, and the Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award for her story about a ballet class for kids with severe disabilities. The RTDNA also gave her an Honourable Mention for her report on sexual education for people with disabilities. In 2004, Su-Ling won a Horizon Award from the University of Alberta Alumni Association. She has also received media awards from the Alberta Rehabilitation Coordinating Council and the Kidney Foundation.
The U of A and NAIT (Radio & Television) grad grew up in St. Albert. Her favourite pastime is wrestling with her young son.
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For more of Su-Ling Goh’s Health Matters reports, click here. You can also watch her videos below the photo gallery.