SINGAPORE, 09 December 2011— CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, received three nominations and took home an award at the 16th Asian Television Awards (ATA) last night: Bernard Lo won the Best Current Affairs Presenter award for Straight Talk with Bernie Lo.
"I am proud that CNBC and Bernie have been recognized in this incredibly competitive category. He is an icon of the broadcast industry delivering world-class programming to our viewers every single day," said John Casey, Vice President, International News and Programming, CNBC. "Having three nominations and receiving this award is an honor for CNBC."
A 20-year veteran of Asia-Pacific regional television, Bernie Lo has interviewed key political figures including Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang, as well as top business leaders Richard Branson, Larry Ellison and Bill Gates.
Based out of CNBC’s Hong Kong studios, Bernie is a pillar of CNBC's business day programming including the flagship programme Squawk Box. He also anchors The Call and hosts the weekly 30-minute talk show, Straight Talk with Bernie Lo. Straight Talk with Bernie Lo, which was launched by CNBC in June 2010, takes viewers to the people that shape the region featuring exclusive, intimate one-on-one interviews with leaders in the corporate, political and social scene. Direct and uncompromisingly honest, Bernie takes on the most critical and provocative topics in business and beyond.
"We are thrilled that Bernie has been honored at this year's Asian Television Awards," said Satpal Brainch, President, CNBC International. "His dedication to providing the best business news content to our audience is unwavering and to be recognized by industry leaders and peers from across the region is a testament to that.
The other CNBC nominations included: Martin Soong (Best News Anchor - Highly Commended), and Squawk Box Asia (Best News Programme).??
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