He initially joined the HK government as an administrative officer.South China Morning Post. "." Colourful TVB boss who took an unusual path to broadcasting fame. Retrieved on 12 March 2010. He then spent four years in London lobbying for the right of abode for Hong Kong people. In 1991 he returned to HK and served as assistant commissioner of the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority. He was also working a part-time disc jockey position with the RTHK, when was known as "Wai Ka Ching".
He worked at Commercial Radio Hong Kong for two years before joining TVB as a Programme Controller in 1992. He was given additional responsibilities as Controller (External Affairs) in 1996.
In April 2002, Chan was promoted to Assistant General Manager at TVB. His popularity increased when he began airing the show, Be My Guest, in which he interviews Hong Kong celebrities in 2006.