Singapore, 8 December 2011 – CNBC, the leading business and financial news channel, has announced that anchor Lisa Oake will re-join the network’s regional Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.
Oake, who is currently a freelance journalist with CNBC based in Singapore, will officially re-join the network as co-host of CNBC Asia’s flagship programme Squawk Box Asia at the beginning of January. She replaces anchor, Karen Tso, who moves to CNBC’s EMEA headquarters in London.
John Casey, CNBC’s Vice President of International News & Programming said, "We’re thrilled to welcome Lisa back to CNBC. Her vast experience in business news coupled with her engaging and accessible style will be a perfect addition to our world class team of journalists."
With over 14 years of experience as a financial news anchor and producer, Oake got her start in broadcastingin radio in Newfoundland, Canada. She later worked as a general assignment reporter for channel NTV before initially joining CNBC as aproducer andcorrespondent 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 as a freelance journalist.
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.
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.@@@
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