Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Eunice Yoon Becomes CNN Beijing Correspondent

CNN International is beefing up its Beijing bureau with an additional correspondent. Eunice Yoon, who was previously based at the network's Hong Kong bureau as Asia Business Editor, will report from the Chinese capital alongside Stan Grant and Jaime Florcruz. CNN's press release follows...

CNN Press Release:
Eunice Yoon is to be based in Beijing as a correspondent for CNN Worldwide, it was announced today by Parisa Khosravi, senior vice president of international newsgathering.

Yoon, formerly the network's Asia Business Editor based in Hong Kong, has extensive experience working in China and across Asia. The award-winning reporter will work alongside Senior International Correspondent Stan Grant and Bureau chief Jaime Florcruz.

"Eunice's reporting in the aftermath of events including the Sichuan earthquake and Typhoon Parma has demonstrated her tenacity and courage in getting to the heart of the most challenging assignments," said Khosravi. "We are pleased to have her based in Beijing, a position where her extensive business reporting experience will also prove invaluable."

Prior to taking up her position in Beijing, Yoon's focus has been on business news coverage across the Asia Pacific region, offering live analysis and commentary. She has also reported on assignment in locations across Asia on major news events. She travelled to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea to report on what life is like living in one of the most heavily guarded places on earth, whilst from the world of politics she has interviewed political leaders including former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Yoon has anchored and reported for several news organizations, including CNBC, Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and YTN of South Korea. Yoon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in political science from Brown University in Rhode Island and graduated magna cum laude.

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