Su-Ling Goh is Edmonton’s only dedicated health reporter. With more than 12 years of experience on the Global News Health Matters beat, Su-Ling brings knowledge, perspective, context and heart to her award-winning stories.
Su-Ling has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and a NAIT Radio and Television diploma.
The St. Albert native began her career in 1997 as a writer and videographer for A-Channel Edmonton (now CityTV), before moving to Calgary to become an entertainment reporter. For six years, Su-Ling hosted “Inside Entertainment”, a national 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 thrilled to return to her hometown to join the station she grew up with: Global Edmonton.
In 2013, Su-Ling was honoured by the Canadian Medical Association for Excellence in Health Reporting. The national award was for a 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.
Su-Ling has also received media awards from the Alberta Rehabilitation Coordinating Council, the Kidney Foundation and the ALS Society, along with a National Philanthropy Day award. In 2004, Su-Ling won a Horizon Award from the University of Alberta Alumni Association.
She is a regular emcee for the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Courage Awards, the Mayor’s Awards for Persons with Disabilities, the Kids with Cancer Beaded Journey Gala, and the University of Alberta Alumni Awards.
Su-Ling describes being the Global News Health Matters Reporter as the “best job in the world”; meeting people who have overcome unthinkable illness and disability “keeps life in perspective”.
You can email story ideas to Su-Ling.Goh@GlobalNews.ca
WATCH: Su-Ling answers a few questions for Global Edmonton viewers, including: what’s your favourite movie, and what advice would you give to your younger self?
For more of Su-Ling Goh’s Health Matters reports, click here. You can also watch her videos below the photo gallery.
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