SINGAPORE, 4 June 2014 – CNBC, the leading business and financial news network, has announced that Pauline Chiou is joining its unrivalled global roster of anchors and reporters. She will be based in Singapore and make her on-air debut in mid-July.
Chiou will co-host CNBC's The Rundown with Adam Bakhtiar from the Singapore Exchange, a pre-market programme that captures the overnight action from Wall Street and equips viewers for the Asia trading day. She will also provide market and news updates throughout core business day programming.
John Casey, CNBC's Senior Vice President of International News and Programming said, "We are excited to welcome Pauline Chiou to the CNBC news team. She is a very talented anchor and correspondent, highly experienced in covering economic, political and social trends across Asia Pacific. Her engaging style and understanding of business and financial markets will be a perfect complement to our already world-class team of journalists in the region."
A 20-year broadcast veteran, Chiou joins CNBC from CNN in Hong Kong where she covered Asia business news since 2009 and anchored the flagship show World Business Today. Prior to that, she was based in the U.S. where she covered markets from the NewYork Stock Exchange.
Chiou has reported on an impressive range of stories during her career, from the aftermath of natural disasters like Taiwan's Typhoon Morakot to tensions within the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. She has interviewed top business and political leaders including Zhang Xin of Soho, Nissan's Carlos Ghosn, and former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. She is the recipient of an Associated Press Award for Feature Reporting for a special series on peacekeeping in Bosnia.
Chiou grew up in the US, where she spent her early broadcast career. She has a Bachelor's degree in History from Yale University and a Master's degree in Journalism from Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois.
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