HONG KONG–Todd Baer has joined Bloomberg as Executive Producer for Bloomberg TV Mongolia, announced Parry Ravindranathan, Business Head for Bloomberg Television in Asia.

Baer will lead the creation of locally produced, local language content for Bloomberg TV Mongolia. The network, headquartered in Ulan Bator, is scheduled to launch in April 2012 in partnership with The Trade & Development Bank of Mongolia (TDB).

Baer brings over 14 years of experience as an Emmy Award-winning journalist and television news trainer in markets around the world, including India and Pakistan. He served as a correspondent for Al Jazeera English in India, the Middle East, Afghanistan and the Americas, and previously reported for CNN and U.S.-based ABC News. In his role as a television news trainer, Baer has consulted for Dawn News, GEO News and Dunya News in Pakistan, K24 News in Kenya and Aaj Tak and SAAM-Marathi in India. Baer joins Bloomberg TV Mongolia from his role as a Knight International Journalism Fellow based in Delhi, India.

“Todd has a proven track record in a start-up environment, including helping build three prominent news channels in India,” said Ravindranathan. “We’re pleased to bring Todd’s journalism expertise to Bloomberg TV Mongolia, as we expand our brand in this important region.”

“I’m looking forward to leading our coverage of one of the fastest-growing stock markets and investing environments in Asia,” said Baer. “This is an important time to bring high- quality, credible business and financial news to business leaders and investors in Mongolia.”

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