CNBC Asia Pacific appoints director, news and programming

MUMBAI: CNBC announced the appointment of John Casey to its Asia Pacific team, as the Director, news and programming. Casey reports to Jeremy Pink, president and managing director of CNBC Asia Pacific. Casey, based in Singapore, heads the news and programming division of the network in this region.

In his capacity, Casey will oversee CNBC?s efforts to enhance the network?s programming. His responsi-bilities include supervising the development of content, talent and program schedule for CNBC Asia Pacific, ensuring the high quality of CNBC?s daily output, and developing new, compelling content for CNBC?s broadcast, mobile and broadband platforms.

Casey joins CNBC in Asia Pacific, from CNBC Europe, based in London. He was the deputy head of news and the executive producer, Worldwide Exchange and Power Lunch. Casey has had more than a decade of experience in the production of business and financial news programs, and the management of news networks.

He was instrumental in launching Worldwide Exchange, the world?s first global, tri-anchored, live newscast, simultaneously broadcast from Asia, Europe and the United States. He had also developed CNBC Europe?s rolling, volume-driven ticker, and the FTSE CNBC Global 300 Index, in collaboration with FTSE. He helped establish CNBC Nordic, in Denmark, and CNBCe in Turkey. He had also designed and built the CNBC Europe newsroom system.

?John?s tremendous experience in the production of business and financial news content, his superior ability in managing a news room and his keen instinct for stories, coupled with his unwavering sense of editorial integrity, makes him a valuable member of our editorial and management team,? Pink said. ?We?re delighted to have John head our news and programming division in Asia Pacific.?

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