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Bowen Zhang is an award winning journalist.  He was the 2012 Jack Webster Award recipient for his three parts series on the legendary Chinese Students’ soccer team of the 1920’s and 30’s.  

He has been an anchor and reporter for OMNI BC News’ Mandarin Edition since 2004, when he moved to Canada.

Born in Anhui, China, Bowen Zhang comes from a family who values knowledge and education. As a young boy, world news was readily available to him. His father, whom at the time was principal in the local school, would bring home several newspapers for Bowen to read every day. Later, Bowen graduated from the Communication University of China (previously Beijing Broadcasting Institute) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in broadcasting, journalism and mass communications.

Bowen started his career as news anchor and producer at various television networks in China. During this time he won three national awards for broadcasting and specialized news programming.

In 2004, Bowen moved to Canada and joined the OMNI BC (previously Channel m) team as news anchor and reporter. So far, some of Bowen’s fondest memories include: covering the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, hosting the London 2012 Summer Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies.

Within the community Bowen has hosted many community events held by local organizations such as S.U.C.C.E.S.S, AIDS Vancouver, BC Cancer Agency. Bowen has received testimonials from the Mayor of Vancouver for his involvement in the community from 2005-2013.