The Awards honor excellence in programming, production and performance in the region.
Singapore, 6 December 2013 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, received five nominations and took home the award for Best News Anchor at the 18th Asian Television Awards (ATA) last night: Bernard Lo won the Best News Anchor award for The Call.
"I am proud that CNBC and Bernie have been recognized in this extremely competitive category. He is an icon of the broadcast industry and this award speaks volumes about his excellence in delivering world-class programming to our viewers every single day," said John Casey, CNBC's Senior Vice President of International News and Programming. "Having five nominations and receiving this award is an honor for CNBC."
A 20-year veteran of Asia-Pacific regional television, Bernie Lo has interviewed key political figures including Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang, as well as top business leaders Richard Branson, Larry Ellison and Bill Gates. Based out of CNBC's Hong Kong studio, Bernie is a pillar of CNBC's business day programming including the flagship programme Squawk Box. He also anchors The Call, a one-hour programme that empowers viewers tomake the right call for their business, their market and their investment.
"We are thrilled that Bernie has been honored at this year's Asian Television Awards," said KC Sullivan, President and Managing Director, CNBC International. "His dedication to providing the best business news content to our audience is unwavering and to be recognized by industry leaders and peers from across the region is a testament to that."
This is the first time that Bernie has received the Best News Anchor award at the ATA's. He received the Best Current Affairs Presenter award in 2000 and 2011.
The other CNBC nominations included: Martin Soong for Best News Anchor- Highly Commended (the only 6-time winner in the Award's history –'96, '98 '07, '08, '09, '10), Christine Tan for Best Current Affairs Presenter- Highly Commended (Previous winner in '08), Eunice Yoon for Best Current Affairs Presenter- Highly Commended, and Squawk Box Asia for Best News Programme (Highly Commended in '12).
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