Asia Tonight

Asia Tonight

PrimeTime Asia
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Asia Tonight

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Between the Lines

Top stories of the day with 'live' reports and interviews to keep you up-to-date on what's happening in one of the most dynamic regions of the world.

Daily 8 – 9pm (SIN / HK)

Presenters:

Presenter

Glenda Chong

Glenda is an award-winning presenter, and was named Best News Anchor at the Asian Television Awards in 2001. She also served as the China Correspondent in Shanghai for 3 years.

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Glenda Chong

Glenda currently co-hosts Asia Tonight and anchors Correspondents' Diary, a weekly feature on top stories from CNA's regional correspondents.

An award-winning presenter, Glenda returned to Singapore in March 2011 after serving as China Correspondent for 3 years in Shanghai. Highlights of her work include reporting on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, covering the devastating aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

Before her posting in China, Glenda presented CNA's main news programmes, fronting major breaking stories, including the 2007 Thai coup, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and 2003 SARS outbreak in Singapore. In the last 5 years, Glenda has anchored the station’s coverage of the US, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Indonesia elections.

Glenda was named Best News Anchor at the Asian Television Awards in 2001. She was also awarded Best Presenter at Mediacorp’s Annual Excellence Awards in 2005.

She is conversant in Mandarin and Bahasa Melayu, and enjoys, travelling, golf and diving.

Glenda graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and holds a Masters of International Studies from the National University of Singapore.

You can follow Glenda on Twitter: @GlendaChongCNA

Presenter

Steve Lai

An experienced news presenter, Steve has led coverage on election specials for the US, Taiwan, the Philippines, and the landmark Myanmar election in 2015.

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Steve Lai

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.

For more of what Steve gets up to, follow him on Twitter: @SteveLaiCNA

Presenter

Dawn Tan

Dawn has anchored coverage of key national events, including the Singapore General Elections in 2015 and a live interview programme with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. She currently also presents Money Mind, a weekly feature on personal finance.

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Dawn Tan

Dawn has anchored coverage of key national events, including the Singapore General Elections in 2015 and a live interview programme with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. She currently also presents Money Mind, a weekly feature on personal finance. Dawn also helmed Channel NewsAsia’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.

You can follow Dawn on Twitter: @DawnTanCNA

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