Charles Lanyon

Brooklyn, NY USA

Professional Experience

A widely published international freelancer with a specialty in long-form feature reporting, culture features and food and wine. Chinese fluency. Ex West Africa, Ex Hong Kong.


4 Years
4 Years
5 Years


5 Years
Arts & Humanities
5 Years
5 Years


Broadcasting - News - TV (Local)
3 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
3 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

6 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

South China Morning Post (10+), VICE/ Munchies (1-2), Washington Post (1-2)

Other Work History

Full time Feature reporter at South China Morning Post for last 4+ years. Previously Fodors, Crave Magazine, Smart Travel Asia.

Foreign Language Skills

Mandarin fluency, French competency

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office

Work Permits & Visas

Hong Kong resident card, U.S. Passport



An investigation of Hong Kong's illegal bareknuckle boxing bouts, put on for over-monied expats: strippers, racist comedians, a bit of blood, and Asia's finest steaks.
As Russia's historic spirit starts to make a come back we look at the tragic story of vodka and how it came to dominate the Russian experience.
A guide to Tokyo's nocturnal underground. Dominatrixes, sex toys, and penguins yes; tourists, not so much.
Behind the scenes in the making of the historical hospital drama, The Knick's second season.
With all of the attention of how much the Hong Kong democracy protests are disrupting, we look at the many ways the protestors are making Hong Kong a nicer place to live.