CNBC announced Wednesday that Pauline Chiou has been hired to work for the business news network and will be based in Singapore
She will make her on-air debut in mid July.
Chiou will co-host CNBC’s “The Rundown” with Adam Bakhtiar from the Singapore Exchange, a pre-market program that captures the overnight action from Wall Street and equips viewers for the Asia trading day. She will also provide market and news updates throughout core business day programming.
“We are excited to welcome Pauline Chiou to the CNBC news team,” said John Casey, CNBC’s senior vice president of international news and programming, in a statement. “She is a very talented anchor and correspondent, highly experienced in covering economic, political and social trends across Asia Pacific. Her engaging style and understanding of business and financial markets will be a perfect complement to our already world-class team of journalists in the region.”
A 20-year broadcast veteran, Chiou joins CNBC from CNN in Hong Kong 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 U.S., 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 the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.