: CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the appointment of John Casey to its Asia Pacific team, as the Director, News and Programming. Casey reports to Jeremy Pink, President and Managing Director of CNBC Asia Pacific. Casey, based in Singapore, heads the news and programming division of the network in this region.
In his capacity, Casey will oversee CNBC’s efforts to enhance the network’s programming. His responsibilities include supervising the development of content, talent and program schedule for CNBC Asia Pacific, ensuring the high quality of CNBC’s daily output, and developing new, compelling content for CNBC’s broadcast, mobile and broadband platforms.
Casey joins CNBC in Asia Pacific, from CNBC Europe, based in London. He was the Deputy Head of News and the Executive Producer, "Worldwide Exchange" and "Power Lunch." Casey has had more than a decade of experience in the production of business and financial news programs, and the management of news networks. He was instrumental in launching Worldwide Exchange, the world’s first global, tri-anchored, live newscast, simultaneously broadcast from Asia, Europe and the United States. He had also developed CNBC Europe’s rolling, volume-driven ticker, and the FTSE CNBC Global 300 Index, in collaboration with FTSE. He helped establish CNBC Nordic, in Denmark, and CNBCe in Turkey. He had also designed and built the CNBC Europe newsroom system.
“John’s tremendous experience in the production of business and financial news content, his superior ability in managing a news room and his keen instinct for stories, coupled with his unwavering sense of editorial integrity, makes him a valuable member of our editorial and management team,” Jeremy Pink said. “We’re delighted to have John head our news and programming division in Asia Pacific.”
About CNBC Asia Pacific
CNBC Asia Pacific is uniquely positioned to speak to viewers from across the region. Headquartered in Singapore, the network provides eight hours of live Asia-produced programming, which is complemented with coverage of live market action from Europe and the US. CNBC Asia Pacific's channels, which include CNBC Asia, CNBC-TV18 (India), CNBC Pakistan, Nikkei-CNBC (Japan) are available in more than 21 countries across the Asia Pacific region. CNBC also has a strategic alliance with China Business Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shanghai Media Group and a partnership with Etomato, one of the top business channels providing 24 hour business news and financial information through cable platforms in South Korea. The channels are distributed via satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast networks, as well as broadband. CNBC content is also distributed on the 3G platform through selective markets. For more information, please visit us atwww.asia.cnbc.com
Contacts: Reena Kumarasingham
CNBC Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Tel: +65 6326 1123