Sarah Yuen, Executive Project Manager Live Events

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After Christine Marchal left as Eurovision Song Contest co-ordinator at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), a reorganisation took place. It's Sarah Yuen who is responsible now for the organisation of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Sarah Yuen, 37 years old now, started working in television when she was 17. She started with a regional television station in the United Kingdom (she is originally British) called Television South, where she worked as sub editor, documentary researcher, live programme producer and more. Then she moved on to London Weekend Television to work in light entertainment programmes for one year, before moving to Hong Kong, to become a foreign correspondent for Asia Television. “I worked in the Far East for four years, covering major breaking news stories around the world, especially the fall of Eastern Europe. I also produced numerous documentaries, and coordinated several live benefit events. From Hong Kong I went to Los Angeles where I worked in major motion pictures – Hoffa, Double Impact, and Universal Soldier – before returning to the UK to take up a position first with Worldwide Television News, and then Gallery Producer with Sky News. I made numerous documentaries abroad for Sky, and also coordinated a number of major live news events, as well as elections”, an enthousiastic Sarah Yuen told us.

She moved back to France to set up a hotel and ski crèche in Chamonix and took a few years out, partly because she became the proud mother of a son. She missed television too much and got the job of News Editorat the EBU in 1999. When the chance came to move across to television programmes again I grabbed it, and”now I am Executive Project Manager for Live Events. One of them, and certainly the most prestigious, is the Eurovision Song Contest”, she told us. Besides that she is also responsible for the Eurovision Song Contest for Children, the Youngh Dancers Contest and more.

We will definately see Sarah Yuen on May 24th when she will be introduced to the television viewer before the televoting of the Eurovision Song Contest will start.

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