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BEIJING — CNN Worldwide on Wednesday announced Eunice Yoon has been promoted to Beijing correspondent from her post as the U.S cable network’s Asia business editor based in Hong Kong.
Award-winning reporter Yoon will work alongside senior international correspondent Stan Grant and bureau chief Jaime Florcruz, according to a statement by Parisa Khosravi, senior vice president of international newsgathering.
“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.”
Yoon, has reported from the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, and has interviewed former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun and Malaysia’s prime minister Najib Razak.
Previously Yoon anchored and reported for CNBC, Voice of America, YTN of South Korea, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
Korean-American Yoon holds a bachelor of arts degree with honors in political science from Brown University in Rhode Island and graduated magna cum laude. She speaks Korean and basic Mandarin Chinese.
Yoon arrives in Beijing on the heels of the movement of former Beijing correspondent John Vause to CNN headquarters in Atlanta. “I’m excited to cover one of the biggest stories on the planet!” she said via e-mail.
CNN reports from China but can only be viewed in select luxury hotels and diplomatic residence compounds catering to expatriates. Its signal is otherwise blocked across China and is largely inaccessible to the common Chinese TV viewer.
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