A Thai newspaper and television journalist Thepchai Yong shot to fame for his reporting on political scandals and corruption and his criticism of the governments of Suchinda Kraprayoon. For his actions, Thaksin Shinawatra and International Press Freedom Award laureates (1992) and Nieman Fellowship (2005) are the most prestigious awards received by Thepchai Yong throughout his career.
His journalism career was first made in the early 1980s as a proofreader for the Thai English-language daily The Nation, and gradually turned into an editor. He also worked as News Director of iTV, the nation's first independent television network for 4 years and an anchor for the station's primary news broadcast. He was also the founder of the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association in 2001.
He got married and currently has a happy family with his wife and children.