Helier Cheung


Breaking news editor at The Washington Post's London hub

Education: University College London, BA in English; Sha Tin College, Hong Kong

Helier Cheung is a breaking news editor for The Washington Post's London hub, covering news as it unfolds in the United States and around the globe during overnight and early morning hours in Washington. Before joining The Post in August 2021, she worked as a news editor and writer for the BBC in London, Singapore and Washington. She was deployed to cover the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, the 2019 Hong Kong protests, and the 2018 rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in Thailand. She also has worked as the BBC’s Hong Kong correspondent.
Latest from Helier Cheung

    How does the U.S. compare to other countries on paid parental leave? Americans get 0 weeks. Estonians get more than 80.

    The United States is the only wealthy country in the world without any guaranteed paid family leave.

    November 11, 2021

    Man charged in Australia in alleged abduction of 4-year-old Cleo Smith after ‘miracle’ rescue

    Terence Darrell Kelly, 36, was brought before a Carnarvon court on Thursday.

    November 4, 2021

    China detains ‘piano prince’ Li Yundi on suspicion of hiring prostitute amid crackdown on celebrity culture

    The government has been increasingly targeting high-profile figures in multiple sectors, including the entertainment industry.

    October 22, 2021

    Suicide bombers hit Shiite mosque in Afghanistan killing dozens — the second such attack in a week

    The attack comes a week after an Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the northern city of Kunduz.

    October 15, 2021

    Lights, camera, blast off: Rocket launches Russian film crew to make first-ever feature in space

    A Soyuz MS-19 launched a Russian actress and director into orbit.

    October 5, 2021

    U.S. evacuations from Afghanistan face new roadblocks as Taliban co-founder arrives in Kabul

    The Taliban aims to unveil a model for governing the country, but no decision has yet been made about what form it will take.

    August 21, 2021