Jocelyn Ford has lived in Asia for more than 25 years. She is currently chair of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China's media freedom committee, which is working to reduce restrictions on foreign correspondents in China ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. From 2002-2006 she was Beijing Bureau Chief for U.S public radio's premier business show, Marketplace. Prior to opening Marketplace's Beijing bureau, Ford was Tokyo Bureau Chief (1994-2000.) In 2001 she worked one year at China’s English-language broadcaster China Radio International (CRI), where she became the first foreigner to broadcast news live following the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. While at CRI she helped conceive, co-produce, and co-anchor the network’s first live drive-time news show, RealTime Beijing.
From 1986-94 she reported for Japan's Kyodo News Service (1986-94), where she became the first foreign journalist assigned to the Japanese prime minister's press corps. Ford traveled extensively with prime ministers, and has traveled widely in Asia, from Bangladesh to Mongolia. Ford is stationed in Beijing and has a front row seat watching China as it develops - and struggled with - science, technology, health, pollution, etc. She is one of the very few reporters there who specialize in science and her talent and experience offer us a unique view into Chinese science and culture.
In 1999, Jocelyn Ford was honored with the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Broadcast Business Reporting from Abroad in the Broadcast Media for Public Radio International. She speaks fluent Chinese and Japanese languages.
In 2007, Jocelyn Ford was invited to give a Keynote Speech at Creighton’ 3rd Non Western Cultural Event. Her lecture topic was “A Psychoanalysis of an Emerging Economic Superpower”.