London/Singapore, 15th December 2016 - CNBC, the world's leading business and financial news network, today announced a number of changes and promotions within its international news team as part of the network's wider strategy to transition into a truly multiplatform global news provider.
Michael Kearns, Head of News and Programming for Asia Pacific, is promoted to VP, International Digital and Head of News and Programming, Asia Pacific. Kearns will be responsible for devising and driving the network's digital product and content offerings outside the United States.
Patrick Allen, currently Head of News and Programming EMEA, will assume the newly created position of VP, International Managing Editor. The role will assume responsibility for all news desk activities and reporting across APAC and EMEA. In particular, Allen will be charged with building and developing CNBC's editorial prowess in key emerging markets and its ongoing collaboration with CNBC US and NBC News. Allen will be replaced by Noelle Murbach-Lami who joined CNBC in 2006 and currently acts as Executive Producer for CNBC's flag ship show, Squawk Box and its popular morning show, Street Signs.
John Casey, SVP International News and Programming, who made the announcement internally said: "CNBC remains the first choice for the global C-Suite. These organisational changes will enable us to continue moving forward as the global leader in multiplatform business news delivery."
In addition, Neelabh Chaturvedi, a senior member of CNBC's digital team in Singapore, will move to a newly created role of Newsroom Strategy Director, International, with responsibility for developing data-centric strategies for CNBC's editorial products and services.
CNBC is the leading global broadcaster of live business and financial news and information, reporting directly from the major financial markets around the globe with three regional networks including CNBC in Asia, CNBC in EMEA and CNBC in the US. CNBC.com is the preeminent financial news source on the web, featuring an unprecedented amount of video, real-time market analysis, web-exclusive live video and analytical financial tools. CNBC is dedicated to CEOs, senior corporate executives; the financial services industry and private investors. The channel is available in more than 385 million homes worldwide. CNBC is a division of NBCUniversal. For more information, please visit www.cnbc.com.