Gerald Tan

Gerald Tan

Gerald Tan is a TV journalist by day and foodie by night. He has covered global politics for the last 20 years, reporting from newsrooms in Washington, D.C., New York, Kuala Lumpur, and Doha.

Gerald’s passion for international affairs is rivalled by only that for food. He has written and hosted a series of travel documentaries looking at the intersection of cuisine and culture; and is author of an award-winning book on street food in George Town, Malaysia.

He is currently based in Washington, D.C. for CGTN America.


December 30, 2023

Tso’l Food Episode 25: Look Fun

Hawaii’s capital Honolulu is home to one of the oldest Chinatowns in the country. And it’s a bustling hub for restaurants, shopping and the arts. In this installment of Tso’l Food, CGTN’s Gerald Tan is letting his nose lead the way to discover a local […] Read More...
November 20, 2023

Tso’l Food: Cake Noodles

There’s a common phrase in English — to not judge a book by its cover. The wisdom can be applied to the restaurant world, with humble looking storefronts churning out the most delicious meals. CGTN’s Gerald Tan found out firsthand as he explored Honolulu in […] Read More...
February 6, 2023

Deadly earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

Massive earthquakes destroyed parts of Türkiye and Syria on Monday, killing more than 3,500 people and injuring over 15,000. Many are still trapped under piles of rubble in severe winter weather. Check out the latest with CGTN’s Gerald Tan. Read More...
May 13, 2022

Tso’l Food: Jiao Zi

In this installment of Tso’l Food, CGTNs Gerald Tan gets a masterclass from two siblings who made dumplings their life’s work. Read More...
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