Poon Francis 2018
Milken Scholar 2009
Scholar Profile

Francis Poon

Media

Biography

Francis graduated from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Studies with a degree concentration in visual culture and education. While at NYU, he held multiple positions with the Washington Square News, student leadership, and interned for Esquire Magazine. He served as a Production Assistant for one of OWN's new documentaries "Belief," a 7-hour journey with Oprah into “the human need to connect with something greater than ourselves.” This documentary contained stories from more than 35 countries, and aired on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network in 2015. He is currently working as Associate Producer / Post Manager on the show "This is Life with Lisa Ling" on CNN.


High school:  Glen Wilson High School

Degrees

College Year Degree
New York University
New York, NY
2013 B.A. Individualized Major, Concentration in Visual Culture and Education

News and Highlights

Francis Poon (MS '09)

In the spotlight: Francis Poon MS’ 09, celebrated a 6th season premiere of his series This is Life with Lisa Ling, in September 2019. The CNN original documentary television series produced by Part2 Pictures explores different American communities & social issues in America today.  You can watch these Sunday nights at 10pm and if you’ve missed any of the 43 episodes, you can download them on Amazon or iTunes.  As a true Milken Scholar family member, Francis invited Diana Hong MS ’99 to provide support on translation needed for one of his most recent episodes.  Make sure to watch! 

Francis Poon (MS '09)

Very photogenic. Francis Poon, MS ’09, is currently a Photo Intern at Esquire Magazine’s New York City offices, in addition to all of his work for NYU’s Washington Square News.