CNN expands Asia Pacific coverage

By David Knox on November 19, 2012 / Filed Under Pay TV 1

CNN is expanding its live programming in the Asia Pacific region which sees Australian Andrew Stevens (pictured) co-hosting a new morning news show.

CNN Newsroom, Live from Hong Kong, will air from 9am to 11am AEDT each weekday from today.

Co-hosts Andrew Stevens and Patricia Wu will cover the top stories from Asia Pacific and across the world, along with headlines across business, sport, weather, technology, entertainment and more.

Australian-born Stevens has been a Hong Kong-based anchor/correspondent with CNN for more than 13 years, while Patricia Wu is a newly appointed Hong Kong-based anchor/correspondent, having relocated from CNN’s New York studio to co-host the new Asia morning show.

There will also be a new primetime evening news show soon, CNN NewsCenter, with new full-time anchor, Monita Rajpals.

The announcement comes just weeks after CNN launched On China, the network’s first ever regular series focused on the country, hosted by Hong Kong-based Kristie Lu Stout.

Mike McCarthy, Senior Vice President, CNN International, said: “The Asia Pacific region is dynamic, compelling and delivers stories that shape the news day for the rest of the world. We are delighted to further increase coverage here from our headquarters in Hong Kong, through a new programming line up that reinforces our commitment to remaining the number one international news network in Asia, unmatched in our award-winning and relevant coverage.”

Anna Coren also becomes international correspondent, having been a CNN anchor, and remains based in Hong Kong.

One Comment »

  1. Josh777 November 19, 2012 at 11:44 am -

    And yet CNN is still broadcast in 4:3 cropped picture format. A total waste as the majority of CNN programming is filmed in 16:9 widescreen, resulting in 4 black bars surrounding all programming. It’s understandable that CCTV News (English) is still broadcast in 4:3 with China only in early stages of digital television conversion, but CNN and Bloomberg are some of the biggest news networks in the world and they are two of the three 4:3 news channels remaining on Foxtel/Austar.

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