Bay Fang is the Executive Editor of Radio Free Asia, supervising coverage across all of Asia. A longtime journalist and former diplomat, she has also served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State – a role in which she oversaw public diplomacy and public affairs for Europe and Eurasia – and as a Senior Fellow for International Security at New America.
She first came to RFA as Managing Director for East Asia, overseeing the management and editorial content of RFA’s five East Asian language services. Her 20-year career in journalism includes serving as the Diplomatic Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, and covering the wars in Afghanistan (2001-2002) and Iraq (2003-2004) for US News and World Report magazine. She started her career as the Beijing Bureau Chief for US News and World Report, where she won the Robert F. Kennedy journalism award for her story "China's Stolen Wives."
Ms. Fang earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and was a visiting fellow at Oxford University and a Fulbright scholar in Hong Kong. She trained as a French chef at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and holds a brown belt in kung fu.