Hong Kong — Bloomberg Television today named Angie Lau as lead anchor for its award-winning daily morning business news programme, which will be re-launched as “First Up with Angie Lau” in February.
“Angie has the perfect blend of deep roots in Asia, a great personality and strong international journalism experience,” said Paul Yurisich, Head of News and Programming for Bloomberg TV Asia. “She will bring a seasoned reporter’s perspective to our First Up viewers as we set the agenda ahead of the trading day and the events shaping business in Asia.”
Angie Lau joins established anchor Rishaad Salamat as well as Bloomberg Television’s roster of personalities including Zeb Eckert, Mia Saini, John Dawson and David Ingles in Hong Kong, Stephen Engle in Beijing and Haslinda Amin in Singapore.
Born in Hong Kong, Angie Lau is a multi-award winning journalist with over 16 years of reporting experience. She has interviewed top business newsmakers including fund manager Mark Mobius, British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith and Chinese yacht club billionaire Wang Dafu, among others. Angie joined Bloomberg Television in Hong Kong from the Chicago bureau and has spent most of her broadcast career in Canada and the United States. She has been recognized by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for Best Government Reporting, Best Consumer Reporting and Best Investigative Report. She is currently Correspondent Governor at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong.
“As Asia continues to move and influence global markets, it is truly the place to be,” said Angie Lau. “I am excited to be back at the heart of some of the biggest business stories, reporting from Asia on Asia, and to be part of one of the most innovative media organizations today.”
Bloomberg TV is available in over 340 million homes worldwide, and over 18 million households in 21 Asia Pacific countries.
About Bloomberg Television
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