Karen Tso Joins CNBC On-Air Team in Europe

LONDON and SINGAPORE, 8 December 2011 – CNBC, the leading business and financial news channel, has announced that anchor Karen Tso will move to the network’s regional EMEA headquarters in London.

Tso, who is currently based in Singapore and co-anchors CNBC Asia’s flagship programme Squawk Box Asia and The Call, will move to London in the middle of January. Tso will work across CNBC’s business day programming in EMEA and will also provide reports and analysis into CNBC and MSNBC in the United States.

John Casey, CNBC’s Vice President of International News & Programming said, “Karen has been an integral part of the CNBC team for the last four years both in our Sydney office and at our regional Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. She will be an excellent addition to an already powerful roster of journalists in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”

With over 10 years of experience, Tso joined CNBC from the Nine Network in Australia, where she presented business and finance stories for the country’s top rating evening bulletin National Nine News and other network programmes including Business Sunday, The Today Show, Nightline and My Home Property. Tso also anchored evening programme Sky Business Report for Sky News, which was affiliated to Nine Network.

Prior to Nine, Tso was a key player in finance coverage for Australian public broadcaster ABC. Tso anchored the first live nightly finance segment on flagship news and current affairs program Lateline and pioneered live breaking stock market coverage on ABC's Midday News and Business, and ABC's Asia Pacific service, ASPAC. During her five years at ABC, Tso was also a business reporter on ABC's Business Breakfast TV show, radio current affairs programme PM, and a commentator on ABC Local Radio.

Tso was highly commended at the 15th Asian Television Awards 2010 in the Best News Presenter or Anchor category for Squawk Box Asia.

She has a degree in business, receiving a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University, Queensland. She also has studied for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Westminster, London and UTS, Sydney.

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