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Steve Lai



Steve Lai fronts PrimeTime Asia, CNA’s flagship evening bulletin, which covers news and current affairs relevant to viewers in Asia. Steve presents developments from across the globe with an Asian perspective, interviewing analysts, news makers and thought leaders.

In his time at CNA, Steve has led coverage on election specials for the US, Taiwan and the Philippines in 2016 and the landmark Myanmar election in 2015. He has also anchored current affairs documentaries The Social Experiment and Singapore 2035.

Prior to joining CNA in March 2012, Steve worked at ESPN Star Sports as a presenter for Sportscenter Asia and as a broadcast journalist for the 24hr channel ESPNews.

Steve also worked as a pundit for Astro’s (Malaysia) coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in his capacity as the former (and first) Captain of the Brunei National Rugby team.

Steve first stepped in front of the camera in 2009, as a presenter for News at Ten and World News on Radio Television Brunei. Prior to TV, Steve worked at the Brunei Economic Development Board as an Account Manager.

Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and Marketing Management from the University of Gloucestershire.

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