Fellows & Grantees

Pamela Boykoff

Abe Fellowship for Journalists 2018
Project Title
Ending the Waitlist: Searching for a Solution to Japan's Daycare Shortage
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Journalist, Various, CNN


Pamela Boykoff is an award-winning freelance journalist and field producer now based in New York after nine years working out of CNN’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. Her work has taken her everywhere from Brazil to Vanuatu, but she is passionate about the Asian region and have covered many of its most important stories, including the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the rise of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and the impeachment of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye. She was part of CNN’s Emmy-nominated and RTS award-winning team in the Philippines reporting on the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. In 2011, she received an Asian Television Award with CNN correspondent Sara Sidner for the story of a young Bangladeshi boy who turned in a street gang that was brutalizing children and forcing them to beg.
Boykoff graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a degree in history. In addition to covering breaking news, she has substantial experience covering business and economics issues, including the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on China’s factory belt.