Alex Lo stumbled into journalism after watching one too many Hollywood movies about foreign correspondents and wartime photographers.
For the past 16 years, he has worked as a senior reporter and editor, a humour and an op-ed columnist, and an editorial leader writer at the South China Morning Post. He is currently a deputy news editor in the editorial hub, which picks the daily front page and other leading news stories. He also writes the daily “How We See It” editorial column and edits the weekly science and technology page in Sunday Morning Post.
Before the Post, he worked for the now defunct but pioneering Eastern Express and was an education editor at the Hongkong Standard.
A Hong Kong native, he started work as a social worker for former prisoners and drug addicts after graduation from university. That showed him a side of Hong Kong he never knew existed. Journalism has taken him further into the dark side of the city.
He studied languages, philosophy and history of science as an undergraduate at St John’s College, Annapolis, in the US and holds a masters degree in philosophy from McMaster University, in Canada. He still reads Hegel and Plato often before bedtime.