CNN Business names Asia editor, hires Hong Kong reporter
Mark Thompson, managing editor of CNN Business international, sent out the following announcement:
We’re delighted to announce the following appointments to the CNN Business team in Hong Kong.
Jill Disis will be moving from New York to become Asia Editor. For many of you, Jill needs little introduction as she’s been a key player in our New York newsroom for the last three years, first as a breaking news and media reporter, and more recently as an editor. We expect her to take up the role by the start of August. Jill will be taking responsibility for our coverage from Hong Kong just as the struggle between the United States and China over trade and technology enters a new dangerous phase, threatening global disruption and a slump in the economy. She brings strong writing, editing and leadership skills to the role, and the ability to work across boundaries to get the stories we need.
Completing the Hong Kong team will be Laura He, who joins us as a reporter from the South China Morning Post. Laura was most recently a senior financial reporter at SCMP and has previously worked for Xinhua, Forbes and Dow Jones MarketWatch. She brings deep knowledge of China business, markets and economics, as well as a global perspective on Chinese companies and their international ambitions. Laura started her journalism career in Beijing and maintains a network of contacts that she can bring to her new beat at CNN Business. She got her master’s in digital journalism from Stanford in 2012, is a native Mandarin speaker and also has a good knowledge of Cantonese. Laura will report to Jill. We expect her to join in July.