TV & Radio Host, Writer & Producer.
Food Columnist.

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. Her hosting credits include Breakfast Television Winnipeg (Citytv), seven years on OMNI-TV in Toronto, a technology show on 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 currently hosts “The Pay Chen Show” Sundays from 8-9pm (ET) on Newstalk 1010 ( The live show is a mix of lifestyle topics and comedy, with special celebrity guests and a slightly twisted sense of humour.

A fondness for food and baking have led to work as the food columnist for The Toronto Standard and for Metro Newspapers in Winnipeg. Pay regularly contributes content to popular websites such as and In addition to writing for print and the web, she has also written extensively for TV. Her credits include both live-action and animated programs.

Pay’s honesty and humourous views are also on display as a parenting blogger on

Pay loves eating, making things to eat, fitness, fashion and young children who swear in public.

Born in Taiwan and raised in Nova Scotia, Pay is certain about three things:

  1. Being a ninja should be part-time only.
  2. Asian people should not perm their hair. Ever.
  3. Her family thinks she is in med school somewhere in Europe.