I am thrilled to announce that Christine Chung is joining the Travel desk as a reporter.
Christine joined The Times in fall 2021 after working at The City and Newsday. As a breaking news reporter on the Express desk, she has covered everything from tattoo culture in South Korea to NASA moon rocket launches to dogs getting sick from eating cannabis.
One of my favorite stories was her delightful tale about the group of Korean tourists who got stuck in Buffalo during the “bomb cyclone” storm in December. Taken in by a local couple, they ended up spending Christmas weekend cooking enormous amounts of Korean food with their hosts. (Patrick LaForge, her boss on Express, is partial to her story about the climate protester who glued his head to “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” )
Christine is passionate about food and finding the next great spot. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
“She’s a great colleague, and we’re going to miss her,” Patrick said of Christine.
On Travel, she will be covering the airlines, which should provide plenty of opportunity for explainers and breaking news stories about travel meltdowns, unhappy passengers and, perhaps, serendipitous rescues. She starts on Travel on Monday, March 20.
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