Cheang Sokha worked as a reporter for a few years in a local newspaper. Sokha, a native of Kampong Speu province, the western part of Cambodia was born in 1980, a year after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime, he studied at the province before moving to Phnom Penh in 1996 and graduated with a diploma in 1999. Shortly after his graduation he enrolled in a journalism course for one and the half years while working in a local newspaper. After one year he moved on to work as a reporter and translator at a weekly English language, The Business News, spending two years in the newspaper. He left and joined the International Federation of Journalists for a year and working with the media over the issue of child sex exploitation and trafficking before working at The Phnom Penh Post in 2003 as Chief of Staff, responsible for generating news for the paper and assigning staff to cover news. Married in 2003 and has two sons.