Pay Chen has been working in television since 1998 when her parents told her not to pursue a career as a doctor/concert pianist and encouraged her to seek a career in the arts because TV saves lives too.
Prone to lying to her parents about her job, Pay is an experienced TV host, writer and producer with a passion for food, fitness, and travel.
Pay currently hosts The Pay Chen Show Sundays from 8-9pm (ET) on Newstalk 1010 (www.Newstalk1010.com). The live show is a mix of lifestyle topics and comedy, with celebrity guests and a slightly twisted sense of humour. Weeks were spent coming up with an original name for the show.
She is frequently seen and heard on morning shows and national daytime programs as a guest expert, brand spokesperson or guest host. Recent programs include: Breakfast Television Toronto, Canada AM, Cityline, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Steven and Chris, and numerous acting credits for a variety of TV series.
Pay’s hosting credits include Breakfast Television Winnipeg (Citytv), OMNI-TV in Toronto, G4 TechTV, the Biography Channel Canada, and the popular national pre-school program 4 Square on Treehouse TV. She is frequently asked to participate in events as a host, judge or speaker.
Pay contributes food, travel, health and other lifestyle content to various publications in print and online. She has also written extensively for television series.
Born in Taiwan and raised in Nova Scotia, Pay is good at clam digging, cracking lobsters, skipping rope and is a proud former member of an elementary school ukulele club.