Jennifer Guan Huey Chen, the eldest of three siblings was born on the 30th June 1988. She joined GKN, Golden Kids News, as a news-caster in 1998 when she was nine.Jennifer is well-known as a stand-upper and has done many on-the-spot reporting in the streets of Kuala Lumpur, especially among food stalls
Jenny, as she is affectionately known by all, has hosted many GKN and now GKC programs. She is particularly interested in doing the Cyber and IT segment as well as the Sehari Bersama segment. Her many experiences include interviewing ice-skaters, circus performers, chefs, traffic policemen, a naval commander, a hairdresser, a petshop owner and of course, the highlight being an interview with Yang Amat Berbahagia Datuk Seri Dr Siti Hasmah, wife of our beloved Prime Minister during the launching of the GKC website and opening of the Kidz Studio in January this year.
During her three years with GKC so far, Jenny has travelled to many locations for shooting as well as to participate in GKC functions. These include Lumut, Perak, Kedah, Kelantan and more recently, Jenny was part of the seven GKC members who went to Jordan and Iraq. Through all these, Jenny has acquired a wealth of experiences, both socially and personally and is well-liked as a humorous, fun-loving and easy to get-along person. She believes in doing a job well and hard work. Incidentally she subscribes to the quote, "The only place where success comes before work is found in the dictionary".
At this tender age, Jenny has already been to 5 different schools, a primary Chinese school in Kuantan, Pahang; 2 years in an elementary school in Illinois, USA, and joining another primary Chinese school in Puchong, Selangor upon her return to M'sia a school in USJ12 and presently Sekolah Sri Cempaka Cheras. This diversity under different education institutions has proved to be a blessing. She learnt to adapt well in different situations and make the best out of it. She has participated and represented her schools and district in story telling and public speaking competitions, both in English and Bahasa Malaysia, including Chinese calligraphy and won some prizes along the way. While she was in Martin Luther King' s elementary school, Illinois, Jenny was pronounced "super-citizen" twice in 1996 and 1997, an award for high achievers in her school then. She also participated and won the 1st prize, 3rd grade level regional Writers and Illustrators award and went on to compete at the national level. She also passed with distinction the Illinois 3rd grade IGAP test (Illinois General Aptitude Placement). Her two year stay in the US included many school field trips and tours of various parts of the USA which has made Jenny more open and socially experienced. Her ability to mix with people and helpful nature has enabled her to gain many friends including teachers of her former schools.
Jenny is a fairly competitive person and her education and her academic background has been challenging due to the mix of Bahasa Malaysia, English and Chinese medium of instructions. Charitable at heart too, she never fails to support and extend a helping hand to the unfortunate, the sick and the handicapped during her visits to the orphanage, children' s hospital and the handicapped centre for children. Likewise she is also liked by the grand uncles and aunties from the old folks home as one of them quipped; "How I wish to have such a caring grandchild like you".
Jenny' s years with GKC has seen her grow more mature and wiser and given her more opportunities in terms of meeting people and visiting places for location shooting. GKC has certainly made her a more wholesome girl and like all 13 year olds, the stable family relationship, friends and the unreserved support of GKC has further developed and enhanced the potential in her.
Her efforts in GKC was acknowledged when she was conferred the Bronze Award in The Young Achievers Award 2000/2001.