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Soong leaves CNBC Asia for CNN Intl as anchor

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MUMBAI: The latest addition to CNN Intl's list of anchors and correspondents is Martin Soong. He will anchor the network's news programmes produced out of CNN's regional headquarters in Hong Kong and report from the territory and across the Asia Pacific region.

Soong commences his job from 1 April 2004. He joins CNN's Asia-Pacific presenting team comprising Stan Grant, Veronica Pedrosa, Andrew Stevens and Kristie Lu Stout who are also based in Hong Kong anchoring the network's prime-time daily news programmes. Soong joins CNN International from CNBC Asia where he spent four years as an anchor/news editor and previously six years as a supervising producer/anchor with Asia Business News (now CNBC Asia).

He began his full time journalistic career in 1983 with The Business Times in Singapore as a reporter, and then he worked for Singapore Broadcasting Corporation as a producer/anchor and The Straits Times as a correspondent.

CNN International in the Asia Pacific operates from a fully integrated digital newsroom in Hong Kong. The regional news hub produces and broadcasts 30 hours a week of programming, including News Biz Today, Asia Now and the chat show Talk Asia.

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