YUL KWON has had a diverse career spanning law, business, technology and media. Although his multifaceted professional experience spans almost two decades, his rise to international acclaim began in 2006, when he became the first Asian American to win the CBS reality show, Survivor.
Prior to his Survivor victory, Yul held positions at both Google and McKinsey & Company. As an attorney, he clerked on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, practiced law at Venture Law Group and Wiltshire & Grannis, worked as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate, and most recently served as Deputy Chief of the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.
In addition to hosting LinkAsia, Yul has worked as a special correspondent for CNN and as a co-host on the Discovery Channel, and he is also the host of a new PBS series, America Revealed, which will premiere in the winter of 2012. Yul is active in a wide range of charitable causes and has been profiled in VIBE magazine’s annual “Juice” issue spotlighting “power players,” as well as People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue.
He received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.S. degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.
LinkAsia host Yul Kwon describes what led him work in the television industry, and how he sees it as a powerful platform for creating a dialogue around important issues in the global community.