Pauline Chiou is an award-winning anchor and correspondent for CNN International based at the networks Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Hong Kong. Each weekday she co-hosts CNNs live business program World Business Today produced out of Hong Kong, London and New York.
Chiou has covered some of the biggest business stories over the last decade and has extensively reported on regional business news around emerging market economies, inflation and currency issues. She has interviewed economic, political and cultural newsmakers including Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, President of Iceland Olafur Grimsson, Zynga Games CEO Mark Pincus, HSBC Asia-Pacific CEO Peter Wong, Garuda Indonesia CEO Emirsyah Satar, Marriott International President & CEO Arne Sorenson, Ruckus Wireless CEO Selena Lo, and media mogul & Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai. Chiou also conducted a live interview with the Malaysian Opposition Leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim after his acquittal on sodomy charges.
Chiou has served as a correspondent live on location across the Asia Pacific region, covering stories including the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan and reporting from the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. She also reported live from Seoul on the funeral of former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun. She has anchored news coverage of some of the most significant global news stories including the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the unrest across the Middle East and the earthquake in New Zealand.
She formerly worked for CNN based in the United States where her business experience included reporting live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to joining CNN, Chiou worked as a correspondent for CBS Newspath, was a weekend evening anchor at WBZ TV (CBS) in Boston, Massachusetts and a morning news anchor for KPRC-TV (NBC) in Houston, Texas.
Chiou received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Yale University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Medill School of Journalism. In 2008 she was awarded the Don T. Sheehan International fellowship to attend the annual Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists. Early in her journalism career, she won an Associated Press Award for Feature Reporting for a special series on the Massachusetts National Guards peacekeeping missions in Bosnia.
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