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Dawn Tan



Dawn Tan co-hosts Singapore Tonight, CNA’s flagship primetime local news programme, and Money Mind, a weekly feature on personal finance.

In her years with the channel, Dawn has anchored coverage of key national events including a LIVE interview show with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Ask the Prime Minister in 2014. She also co-anchored Singapore’s General Elections results show in 2015. Dawn also helmed CNA’s LIVE coverage of the Swearing-In Ceremony for Singapore’s 8th President in 2017.

Dawn has interviewed notable personalities in her career including the late actor and humanitarian, Sir Peter Ustinov, Singapore’s President SR Nathan, Former Philippine President Gloria Magacapal Arroyo, and the pioneer of Soul Music, Ray Charles.

Her media career began when she and several enterprising friends started London’s first free bilingual magazine as Editor during her university years. She has more than 18 years’ experience as a writer, and worked for Euromoney in Britain, before returning to Singapore to join The Business Times at Singapore Press Holdings.

Dawn is an accomplished writer with nine published titles to her name. Her first book was a controversial bestseller Khameleon: The Elyamani Khamis Story, written in 1993.

An alumnus of Raffles Junior College, Dawn later studied The History of Art, Design and Film at The University of Middlesex in the UK.

When Dawn is not travelling the globe, trekking the Himalayan foothills in search of Bengal tigers and Asiatic elephants, she enjoys Ashtanga yoga, Krav Maga and goes everywhere with her camera.

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