OLD Media Moves

Bloomberg TV economics editor leaves for BBC

January 21, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Linda Yueh, the Bloomberg Television economics editor based in London, has left to become BBC’s chief business corrrespondent, based in Singapore.

Louise Duffy of RapidTVNews.com writes, “Yueh will be based in Singapore, and will travel extensively throughout Asia  and globally to cover the main economics and business news stories. In addition  to reporting across BBC outlets on TV, radio and online, she will host her own  weekly business programme that will provide expert commentary and insight into  business, political and macro-economic trends.

“Most recently Yueh was the London-based economics editor for Bloomberg  Television. Prior to joining Bloomberg, she was a full-time economist and  regular media commentator. She is currently a Fellow in Economics at Oxford  University and an Adjunct Professor at the London Business School. Yueh has also  consulted and advised a number of international organisations and  governments.

Richard Porter, controller of English, Global News said: ‘With her experience  as a journalist, an academic, and an economist, Linda is the ideal candidate to  be the BBC’s chief business correspondent. She will be able to go behind the  numbers and delve deeper into stories as she provides incisive coverage and  economic analysis of breaking news stories. As part of our ongoing commitment to  Asia, Linda is the latest addition to a very talented pool of news  correspondents currently based in the region, and will fit well into our plans  to expand our global coverage in 2013.'”

Read more here. She joined Bloomberg TV in September 2010.

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