About Simone Gao
Simone Gao is an award-winning investigative journalist, documentarian and commentator. She began her career in China, working at China Central Television as a business reporter before leaving CCTV to continue her career in the United States. After completing a Master’s degree in Communications Management from the University of Southern California, Simone realized the pressing need to reveal the inner workings and international harm of the Chinese Communist Regime.
Zooming In with Simone Gao was her answer. Over the past 15 years, Simone has used this platform to produce award-winning reports on China and the CCP. Though her in-depth reporting was initially done in the Chinese language, Simone was committed to bringing these issues to a larger American audience. In 2018, Zooming In was transformed into an English language program that now reaches more than 168,000 subscribers on YouTube. “The Coverup of the Century,” Simone’s recent documentary revealing the CCP’s coverup of the COVID-19 pandemic, has garnered more than 3 million views.
The change in primary language on Zooming In has not altered Simone’s commitment to, and influence in, Chinese language reporting. Though her Chinese language commentary channel, Simone’s Perspective on the World (蕭茗看世界), is produced less frequently, it continues to be a popular program. In its two years of production, it has accumulated more than 149,000 subscribers.
Through more than a decade of extensive reporting, Simone became an expert on the inner workings of the CCP and the tragedies and triumphs of the Chinese people. She is also an enthusiastic learner of the western philosophy and conservative thoughts. Her ultimate goal is to communicate effectively to the Chinese people and also the people in the world about how Communism, particularly the CCP is the enemy of humanity. She has great passion in learning the western intellectual history and how those thoughts facilitated the American founding. She is trying to explore what a post-Communist China could benefit from these traditions.