biography & press

Serena Yang has circled the globe and built a dynamic broadcasting career exploring the world’s most fascinating people, places and cultures.

As the creator, executive producer and host of the Discovery Networks series, Eye of the Beholder, Yang traveled the world to examine our notions of beauty by exploring the world’s most intriguing subcultures.

As a producer and anchor for World Beat, CNN’s groundbreaking international music series, she hosted specials from Hong Kong to Montreal, covered the Grammy Awards and international WOMAD festivals, and interviewed the world’s most renowned musicians, from Bono and Beyoncé to Carlos Santana and James Brown.

As a writer, producer and correspondent for E! Entertainment Television’s E! Features, a weekly series on the making of major motion pictures, Yang sat down with some of the most respected artists in Hollywood.  Her impressive list of interviews has spanned every realm of creativity – from writers, actors and directors to musicians, architects and entrepreneurs.

An avid traveler and cultural scout, Yang explores the ideas and innovators that are transforming our society and impacting the way we see, share and think across borders.

Based in Los Angeles with frequent work abroad, her multimedia studio, Doc Division, produces wide-ranging work for international networks, media companies and brands.

A self-proclaimed tech geek and design junkie, Yang’s obsession with craft guides all her projects, portraits and conversations.  Her subjects include obscure artisans, academics and technologists, as well as cultural luminaries such as Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro, Sean Penn, Robert Redford, Ravi Shankar, Al Pacino, Sydney Pollack, B.B. King, Hans Zimmer, John Cleese, Quincy Jones, Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey.

Born in New Jersey and raised in Portland, Oregon, Yang began traveling with her globetrotting family from the age of six.

While still earning her degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Film at the University of Southern California, she started her broadcasting career in Hong Kong as a writer, producer and reporter for TVB, a prominent English-language network in Asia, covering fashion, business and technology as part of the network’s primetime news magazine team.

An intrepid producer, director and journalist, she established her own production company early in her career, producing programming under her own banner for CNN, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures on subjects ranging from Mongolian throat-singing to the inner-workings of the CIA.