Zeb Eckert is a Hong Kong-based reporter for Bloomberg Television, covering the latest market and corporate developments for Bloomberg's Asian and European morning broadcasts.
Eckert has distinguished himself with his foreign reporting assignments, which have taken him to the frontlines of Asia's biggest stories.
In March 2012, he reported live from Japan on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. In December 2011, Eckert led Bloomberg TV's breaking news coverage of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il's death. And the prior year, he was the first Bloomberg TV reporter to appear live from Pyongyang, North Korea.
In April 2011, Eckert spent weeks in Japan reporting on the aftermath of the devastating tsunami and nuclear crisis. In July 2011, he traveled the campaign trail during Thailand's national election, interviewing Prime Minister-elect Yingluck Shinawatra and outgoing Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. One year earlier, Eckert reported live from Bangkok in the aftermath of the deadliest Thai political violence in decades.
Eckert also reported live from the 2010 G-20 Presidential Summit in Seoul where he interviewed global CEOs, finance ministers, and central bankers as the European sovereign debt crisis intensified.
Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2007, Eckert covered local news as an on-air reporter for Cablevision's 24-hour News 12 Networks in New York City and worked as a New York-based business producer for NHK, Japan's public broadcaster. He began his career at WNBC-TV, NBC Universal's flagship television station in New York.
Zeb serves on the Board of Directors for HandsOn Hong Kong, a charitable organization dedicated to community based volunteerism. In New York City, he was a board member of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in East Harlem. Zeb's interest in civic engagement began in Washington, D.C., where he was an AmeriCorps member in the public school system, completing 600 volunteer hours.
Zeb was born and raised in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and graduated with honors from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.