CNBC announced Tuesday that it has hired Bloomberg Television anchor Susan Li to work in its Asia operations.
Li’s new assignment will include coverage during CNBC’s core business day programming in Asia-Pacific. She will debut on the network shortly after the new year.
Li has been based in Hong Kong with Bloomberg television for the past several years, becoming the network’s main anchor in Asia as host of “First Up with Susan Li”. She has been at the center of its daily business coverage, interviewing world leaders and top business personalities, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Robin Li of Baidu, Credit Suisse’s Brady Dougan and Blackrock’s Larry Fink.
”Susan is a tremendous addition to our team,” said John Casey, CNBC’s senior vice president of international news and programming, in a statement. “We always promise to bring our viewers the best possible business news content, and one way we do that is by having the strongest on-air team, bar none. Having Susan on our team strengthens that commitment to our audience.”
“I have long admired CNBC’s dedication to excellence,” said Li in a statement. “I am excited to be joining its team of talented and knowledgeable journalists, and look forward to working with them to deliver the kind of business news coverage that can only be found on CNBC.”
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