Based in Singapore, Pauline Chiou is the host of CNBC's Capital Connection. Chiou also provides market and news updates throughout CNBC Asia's core business day programming.
A 20-year broadcast veteran, Chiou has reported on an impressive range of stories during her career, from the aftermath of natural disasters like Taiwan's Typhoon Morakot to tensions within the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. She has interviewed top business and political leaders including Zhang Xin of Soho, Nissan's Carlos Ghosn, and former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. She is the recipient of an Associated Press Award for Feature Reporting for a special series on peacekeeping in Bosnia.
Prior to joining CNBC, she was with CNN where she covered Asia business news since 2009 and anchored the flagship show World Business Today. Prior to that, she was based in the U.S where she covered markets from the New York Stock Exchange.
Chiou grew up in the US, where she spent her early broadcast career. She has a Bachelor's degree in History from Yale University and a Master's degree in Journalism from Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois.
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