Deborah Kan

Deborah Kan

Being Patient

Deborah Kan is the founder and Executive Editor of Being Patient, an independent news site building single-subject platforms around specific health topics. Being Patient approaches a topic by presenting the patient’s point-of-view first and foremost. She founded the site after growing frustrated by a lack of educational resources following her mother being diagnosed with the Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to founding Being Patient, Kan was an executive producer at The Wall Street Journal in Asia, leading the daily production of video news segments with Journal editors and reporters, as well as video interviews with business leaders and decision-makers. Before this, she was a news anchor with Reuters Insider, Thomson Reuters’ proprietary news channel, where she reported extensively on the 2008 global economic crisis, China’s 2009 massive economic stimulus package and regulation reform in the aftermath of the economic crisis. She is a member of the 2008 class of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum.

Articles by Deborah Kan


Why I Left Hong Kong: The Hidden Crisis of Covid-19

Thursday, November 25, 2021

A personal reflection on leaving Hong Kong due to its public-health policies and the pressures they imposed.