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Top 10 High-Profile Chinese TV Hosts

In October, well-known Chinese TV host Li Yong passes away in US at age 50, which shocked all of us. His wife, Ha Wen announced on Sina Weibo that Li died from an undisclosed type of cancer, saying “I have lost my eternal love”. Condolence messages have been flooding Chinese social media for this popular former state television host. Ha’s post on microblogging site Weibo had been viewed more than 760 million times and received more than 240,000 comments in just five hours. In fact, there are a wide range of host as preeminent as Li Yong in China. Here is a list of the top 10 Chinese TV hosts who have the perfect blend of smarts, charm and knowlege.


  1. Li Yong

Born on 3 May 1968, Li Yong was a leading host on China Central Television. He was known for hosting the programs Lucky 52, Super 6+1, and various editions of the CCTV New Year’s Gala. His unorthodox presentation skills and flamboyant outfit has given a deep impression on us. The World Brand Laboratory has recognized Li as the top TV host in China since their ranking began in 2004. The 2005 ranking described him as unconventional, “humorous and intelligent”. On 29 October 2018, Li’s wife Ha Wen revealed that he died in the United States on 25 October 2018 after a 17-month-battle with cancer.




  1. Dong Qing

Dong Qing, born in Shanghai in 1973, is one of the most well-known CCTV hosts around the country. She chairing various TV shows like “Happy China”, “CCTV Spring Festival Gala” and other hot programs, and is considered one of the most beautiful, smart and elegant TV hosts in the country.

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  1. Wang Xiaoya

Wang Xiaoya was born in Sichuan Province in 1968 and once worked as a newspaper reporter. She then started to work in national CCTV from 1997 and became a household name for TV show “Happy Dictionary”.



  1. Li Sisi

Born in 1986 in northeast China’s Changchun city, Li Sisi is a famous a young fresh hostess in CCTV. At present she is the most popular hostess the national CCTV and chairs programs such as “Hui Sheng Liao Liang”. She also join the hosting team of 2013 CCTV Spring Festival Gala.



  1. He Jiong

Born on 28 April 1974, He Jiong is a television host, singer, actor, director and a former Arabic lecturer in Beijing Foreign Studies University. Jiong is extremely well-known and popular in China.  He has been the host of Happy Camp for over 20 years. Three music albums of his have been released, and the song called Gardenia in blossom was highly praised.



  1. Wang Han

Born 7 April 1974, Wang Han is a Chinese television variety show of “Day Day Up” and other TV Programa of Hunan Satellite TV. He is famous for his ability to improvise, profound knowledge as well as humor and received many rewards, such as the best entertainment show host of China award, China’s excellent TV host award in the 6th Jin Ying Festival, the yearly most excellent host award in 2006 and so on.



  1. Benny Sa

Born on 23 March 1976, Benny Sa, also known as Sa Beining, is a Chinese television host known for his work for China Central Television (CCTV). He served as the one-time anchor of the documentary program Legal Report. For his work in television he received the 2006 Golden Mike Award and the 2004 Golden Eagle Award for Best Programme Host. On 28 March 2016, Sa and Canadian singer Lisa Hoffman, known by her Chinese name Lǐ Bái got married.

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  1. Haman Hu

Haman Hu, also known as Hua Shao, is a Chinese television host. He is known for being the host of The Voice of China. He is known by Chinese as the fastest host in China.



  1. Chen Luyu

Chen Luyu, born 12 June 1970, is a Chinese journalist and talk show host with Phoenix Television. She has been described as “China’s Oprah” owing to the popularity of her talk show “A Date With Luyu”.



  1. Yang Lan

Born March 31, 1968, Yang Lan is a Chinese media proprietor, journalist, and talk show hostess. Her signature TV talk show, Yang Lan One-on-One is one of the most highly regarded and well known in-depth talk shows in China.She is the co-founder and chairperson of the Sun Media Group and the Sun Culture Foundation. In 2013, she was ranked number 100 in Forbes magazine’s 100 World’s Most Powerful Women.



Apart from this famous TV hosts, there also are a list of popular TV hosts in China, like Xienai, Zhudan, Zhuxun and so on. In fact, a well-established presenter needs to have extensive reading experience and rich knowledge. Only in this way can they have a broad spiritual vision and form a reliable identification ability and accurate and reliable judgment ability. And I believe that, in time, more and more outstanding hosts will spring up.

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