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CNBC Puts U.S. Presenter on Assignment in London

LONDON and NEW YORK, 11 May 2012 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, announced today that it has assigned Kelly Evans, one of its U.S. journalists to co-anchor its daily global business programme Worldwide Exchange from London.

The show takes the early morning time slot in the US of 4.00am - 6.00am ET, 9.00am - 11.00am in the UK and 4.00pm - 6.00pm in Singapore/Hong Kong.

Evans joined CNBC in the United States in February 2012 as an on-air correspondent and has already presented CNBC’s flagship morning programme Squawk Box, as well as reported across CNBC’s business day programming. Evans will co-anchor Worldwide Exchange with Ross Westgate who has presented the programme since it launched in 2005.

John Casey, Vice President, News & Programming, CNBC International said: “We’re delighted that a journalist of Kelly’s calibre with her strong US credentials is joining Worldwide Exchange and we look forward to her being part of the team.

The beauty of this programme is that it harnesses the power of the entire CNBC network. Our global infrastructure allows us to be where the relevant news is happening,” continued Casey. “Worldwide Exchange will continue to cover stories wherever they break, in China, Japan, the US or the Middle East. We’ll bring you the news, the data and the detail so that our audience can make informed investment decisions.”

Prior to CNBC, Evans was a reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, penning the influential “Ahead of the Tape” column and writing for “Heard on the Street." She also hosted the daily “News Hub” programme on WSJ.com and was a frequent guest on television and radio networks, including CNBC.

According to CNBC, the aim of Worldwide Exchange is to create a hub for a global conversation based in its European HQ in London, which is the ideal intersection between the regions.

From Monday 14 May, Worldwide Exchange will broadcast in its new format and will feature a number of new segments including Trade Links, which will examine the risks and rewards for businesses operating across borders with policy makers and industry leaders across the regions.

Viewers can get involved in the programme by e-mailing their questions and comments to Worldwide@cnbc.com. You can also follow Ross Westgate on Twitter @rosswestgate; Kelly Evans @Kelly_Evansand CNBC @CNBCWorld.

For more information on Kelly Evans visit CNBC.com.

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