From 1987 - 2002, Young-Seok (Charley) Chae was a journalist plus Editor-in-chief of the monthly Motor Magazine. During this period, he traveled to at least 50 countries world-wide researching news about the automotive industry and writing new vehicle reviews.
Chae is a regular visitor to the Geneva, Paris, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Detroit auto shows.
Since 2003, he is a publisher and editor-in-chief of Global Auto News, an online based newspaper. He also reports for the daily business newspaper and several magazines. His work takes him around the world to review, and report on, new vehicles.
Chae is a juror on the International Engine of the Year Awards panel since 2004. He is also the winner of the Korean Journalist of the Year award in 1999.