Based in Singapore, Oake co-anchors CNBC Asia's flagship programme, Squawk Box Asia, a fast paced three-hour show that sets the news agenda in the region every Asian trading day.
Her career includes a number of "firsts." She was the first journalist to report live from the trading floor of the Singapore Exchange and she landed the first interview with the president of Indonesia after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. She has interviewed business leaders, politicians and analysts from every level over the course of her career.
With over 14 years of experience as a financial news anchor and producer, Oake got her start in broadcasting with OZ FM radio in Newfoundland, Canada. She later worked as a general assignment reporter for channel NTV before initially joining CNBC as a producer and correspondent in 1998 - anchoring several programs including Wake-Up Call, Market Watch and Asian Working Woman. In 2006, Oake moved back to Toronto to co-host BNN's Market Morning with Lisa Oake and Marty Cej and in 2008 returned to Asia and to CNBC.
She is a recipient of the Radio Television News Directors' Foundation's Eric Murray award for an investigative report exposing racism in London, Ontario.
Oake has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario.