The Chinese-language media in Taiwan has covered this story about Sue Wang, but not one English language newspaper has covered it. I am now thinking to try to find a reporter outside Taiwan to tell her story to the BBC or US media or anywhere in English speaking land, with video of one of her If you know someone who might want to do a story, even a short article but with a link to a TV news video showing Sue in action. It should be worldwide news because as far as I know, Sue is the only news anchor who is deaf in the world with such an animated unique style of signing. Even though I cannot understand sign language, it is a pleasurre to watch her every morning on the local public TV station here at 8 am. I found her by accident one day while channel surfing a few months ago and I was hooked. I want the whole world to know about her now, outside Taiwan. Her message is a very important one.
KAOHSIUNG BORN AND RAISED: An TV news anchor in Taipei who is deaf and works for a daily TV news program in Taiwan, Mrs. Wang Shiao-su (王曉書), 45, has created a global buzz and a Facebook fan base for her unique, outgoing presentation style. Her English name is Sue.
"Beautiful language, that is silent..."
by our staff reporter, Dan Bloom (丹布隆)
FACEBOOK PAGE in CHINESE words only
A few years ago, Mrs Wang won an award with two other PTS TV anchors at Sign Language News of PTS-TV in Taiwan for their work as anchors in Taiwan at the annual Golden Bell TV Awards show. And here she is receiving a TV award on TV at the 2 minute mark -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3-zG_oEyzM
Mrs Wang, born in Kaohsiung and working now in Taipei as a news anchor, program host and runway model, is able to attract so many fans because of her winning personality, her animated and sometimes humorous facial gestures as she is doing her work for the show and her over all happy Taiwanese personality. You have never seen an anchor at a Sign Language News TV show before anywhere in the world who is this good and Sue deserves global recognition.
Taiwan is a small island nation overshadowed by her larger neighbors of Japan and China, but the people of Taiwan are, hands down, the winningest people in Asia. And Mrs Wang is a very good example of what makes Taiwan so great!
Sue comes to work Monday to Wednesday at 6 a.m. to get ready for her live broadcast which airs from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
She drives to the office by herself. She has a driver's license since people who are deaf can apply for a driver's licenses in Taiwan.
THE PROCESS: To perform her duties as on-air anchor for the show, Sue relies on a very interesting technology that news anchors use all over the world, and in Taiwan too. She reads the news items before the show begins, and she reads them at her desk on her computer in Chinese text, since they will be read by the voice-over in Chinese. Then, familiar with all the news, and after taking notes, and making preparations for the live show, Sue will stand in front of a TelePrompter screen and as the voice-over READS the news item for PTS hearing viewers, Sue will, as anchor, sign the very same news item as an introduction to each particular item. Then she waits for the next news item, and so on, for about 10 to 12 news items each day.
The hearing sign language interpreter works with her even now.
For elementary school to high school, Sue went to the Tainan School for The Hearing Impaired. (Now the name is The Affiliated School for Students with Hearing Impairments of National University of Tainan.For college, Sue attended Shih Chien University.
In New York City, there is a hearing Amerian Sign Language interpreter [who is not a deaf person] named Lydia Callis and she became famous in New York a few years ago as the sign language interpreter for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the Hurrican Sandy press conferences he gave.
Now in Taiwan, there is an anchor at Sign Language News in Taipei who works for the PTS-TV [public televison station] named WANG SHIAO-SU, aka Sue Wang, and her work for the TV station (and her work as a model for a top modelling agency in Taiwan) has earned her a large following among Taiwanese fans and admirers who follow her daily newscasts at 8 a.m. three times a week Monday Tuesday and Wednesday and her Facebook page (in Chinese text only at this time).
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You can see her accept the award at the 2 minute mark:
Her Facebook page in Chinese only:
here is her FB page and scroll down to see all the photos. -- https://www.facebook.com/王曉書-130211133663596/
And here she is receiving a TV award on TV at the 2 minute mark -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3-zG_oEyzM