Joanna Tan is the Asia Pacific Deputy Editor for CNBC.com based in Singapore. In that role, she manages CNBC's homepages and monitors, assigns and covers breaking news stories.
Before joining CNBC's digital team, she served as a senior foreign editor at The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi. In that capacity, she assigned, edited and wrote stories for the foreign desk. As part of The National's online team, she also published and produced multimedia packages for their digital platform.
She has written for Saudi-based newspaper Arab News, contributing to their coverage during the inaugural meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un in Singapore in June 2018.
Joanna lived in the United Arab Emirates for more than 10 years and is passionate about Middle East politics and culture. She worked with foreign correspondents who were on the front line of key events in the Arab world — such as when the self-declared Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) blitzed across the Middle East, and during wars in Syria, Gaza and Yemen.
She started her journalism career in television production, working as a news assistant and assistant producer at CNBC Asia.