MEDIA CEO TERESA WAT JOINS TODAY’S BC LIBERALS IN RICHMOND CENTRE
January 16, 2013
Richmond – Teresa Wat will be the BC Liberal Party’s candidate in Richmond Centre for the 2013 election campaign, the Party has announced today.
Wat is the President and CEO of Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation CHMB AM1320. She was also named one of B.C.’s Top 100 most influential women in 2010 by the Vancouver Sun.
“I believe the upcoming election is too important to stand on the sidelines,” said Wat. “I want to be a part of the team that secures a strong economic future for British Columbians that will last for decades.”
Wat is the former News Director at Channel M Television, now OMNI. In 2010 she was appointed to the Canadian Women Voters Congress Advisory Board.
“Premier Christy Clark is the right leader for British Columbia – there’s no doubt,” added Wat. “She has had her feet put to the fire over the past 22 months, and she has shown she can handle the heat.”
“I am very excited to have Teresa join our team,” said Premier Christy Clark. “She will be a champion for Richmond Centre and B.C.’s growing multicultural communities.”
School Trustee Grace Tsang has decided not to pursue the nomination for the Richmond Centre riding. Tsang has accepted an appointment to serve instead in the capacity as co-chair of the Premier’s Chinese Advisory Committee.
“I have always been deeply committed to serving my community and my main interest is public service,” said Tsang. “I’m pleased to be able to support and serve our province while continuing to serve Richmond as a school trustee. I know what Teresa brings to the table and I plan to fully support her in her efforts in her bid for upcoming election.”
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Teresa Wat - Biography
Teresa Wat is the BC Liberal candidate in Richmond Centre. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation CHMB AM1320, and was named one of B.C.'s top 100 most influential women by the Vancouver Sun in 2010.
Teresa Wat also served as the News Director at Channel M Television (now OMNI TV), and previously served as a Communications Advisor at B.C.'s Cabinet Policy and Communications Secretariat.
Wat was instrumental in the launch of the first ever live Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi daily television news programs.
In 2010, Wat was appointed to the Canadian Women Voters Congress Advisory Board. She is also currently a board member of the School of Journalism at UBC.
Wat speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, and has a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Hawaii.
Teresa Wat with Premier Christy Clark