Poh Si Teng

Senior Commissioning Producer
Witness-Al Jazeera English

Poh Si Teng is an Emmy-nominated director and senior commissioning producer for Witness, the flagship observational documentary strand of Al Jazeera English (International). She commissions documentaries and looks out for acquisitions and co-productions from the Americas for Witness.

She recently commissioned and senior produced Venezuela: Smuggling Dreams, Children of the FARC, Deportees Welcome: Between MS-13 and Call Centers, and A Cold War Family Reunion.

She was previously a journalist for The New York Times, where she received an Emmy nomination and a Society of Professional Journalists’ Deadline Award for her documentary, Flirting With The Islamic State. 

Prior to joining the Times, she was a journalist and filmmaker based in New Delhi, covering South Asia. She was also previously a cameraperson for the Associated Press.

Born and raised in Penang, Malaysia, and currently based in Washington D.C.