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Bloomberg TV names new heads in US, Asia Pacific

March 11, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

Bloomberg Television announced Monday the appointment of Rachel Wehrspann as head of TV in the United States and Emily Yamamoto as head of TV in Asia-Pacific, effective immediately.

Both Wehrspann and Yamamoto will report to Al Mayers, global head of television and radio.

Wehrspann will be responsible for U.S. editorial. Wehrspann most recently served as executive producer of “Bloomberg Surveillance” and “Bloomberg Daybreak Americas.” She has been with the company since 2007 and will be based in New York City.

Yamamoto will be based in Hong Kong. In her new role, she will oversee editorial in the Asia-Pacific region. She served most recently as the executive producer for Asia TV and has produced “First Up,” “Trending Business,” “Asia Edge,” “Bloomberg Daybreak,” “Bloomberg Markets” and “High Flyers.”

Yamamoto is the first woman head of Bloomberg TV in Asia. She has been with Bloomberg since 2006.

“Business and financial news is more globally interconnected, and more regionally nuanced, than ever,” said Mayers in a statement “As Bloomberg TV veterans, Rachel and Emily have deep regional expertise and a global lens for the news driving the day. Their appointments strengthen our ability to provide business and financial professionals around the world access to the news they need when they need, 24-hours per day.”

Bloomberg Television is available in more than 433 million homes worldwide in 70 countries.

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