Jim Laurie has been a journalist and broadcaster for 45 years, much of that time in Asia. Laurie was an international correspondent for NBC News and then ABC News from 1972 to 2000. He has received a Peabody Award for his Vietnam War reporting and multiple television Emmy's and an Overseas Press Club Award for his other work in Asia. He has written and produced numerous documentary films. He currently serves as a media consultant; advising the American division of China Global Television on programming, recruiting, strategy and outreach Laurie heads a video production and television consulting company, Focus Asia Productions, founded in Hong Kong in 2005. From September 2005 to December 2011, he also served as Director of Broadcasting at the Journalism and Studies Center of the University of Hong Kong. In his role as a consultant he has served the Al Jazeera English News Channel Asia operations in Kuala Lumpur, the Times Now channel in Mumbai, and the Aaj Tak Channel in Delhi. He has also provided training services to CNNI, Bloomberg, and CNBC. From 1999-2005, he supervised news and current affairs in Asia for News Corporation's STAR TV as it built its news channels in India. His work with NBC and ABC News took him to live in Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, China, Italy, Russia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Currently, Laurie divides his time among Washington DC, Clearwater, Florida, and Norway Maine with regular visits to China, Vietnam and Cambodia.