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Franklin George Smith

Journalist Videographer


Based in Seoul, South Korea, for more than a decade, I produce news reportage for several international media including ABC Australia, Channel News Asia, CNN, Deutsche Welle, Press TV, Radio Television Hong Kong, and TRT World. I appear on camera as a regional correspondent as well as provide live unscripted news analysis on television and radio to foreign news media. As an ENG camera operator, I work with other foreign correspondents, arranging elements of news packages, shooting video of interviews and events, and editing video reports to time-bound client specifications.

I frequently appear on South Korean television and radio programs discussing South Korean news and regional and international affairs. I'm a regular panelist on Arirang TV's "Foreign Correspondents" (100 programs) and for 3 seasons I participated in tvN's "Foreign News Avengers," (30 programs) which included an assignment to cover the 2018 U.S. mid-term elections from Washington D.C.. 


I am also an adjunct lecturer at Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies, where I conduct various seminar classes on politics and media.  



Korea University

Master’s Degree, International Studies, Peace and Security, 2015.

Simon Fraser University

Post Baccalaureate Diploma, Political Science, 2006.

Bachelor of Arts Degree, English Literature, 2001.

I am married to the wonderfully understanding (of a freelance journalist) Eun-jung and we have a beautiful 8-year-old daughter, Audrey. 

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