Asia Tonight

Asia Tonight

Asia Tonight

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

Dawn Tan

Dawn currently fronts Singapore Tonight. She 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 currently fronts Singapore Tonight. She 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

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

Elizabeth Neo

Elizabeth presents the business news on CNA’s flagship evening programmes Asia Tonight and Singapore Tonight.

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Elizabeth Neo

Elizabeth presents the business news on CNA’s flagship evening programmes Asia Tonight and Singapore Tonight.

She previously anchored the business segment for Asia Now on weekday afternoons. In addition to providing the latest in the financial world and market movements; she’s also interviewed experts and industry leaders, as well as notable figures like Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker and European Union Ambassador to Singapore Barbara Plinkert for analysis on top stories.

Elizabeth was also with News Now (now known as World Tonight) - the midnight bulletin, delivering ‘live’ breaking news in Asia and around the world.

Elizabeth started her career with CNA at the Singapore Desk, reporting on general Singapore news with a focus on transport issues. She’s covered the Singapore General Election 2020, National Day Rally 2019, and IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2019. Her overseas experience includes covering the official visit of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Mexico in 2019, the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in Brussels in 2018, the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney in 2018, the 2018 Singapore-Malaysia leaders’ retreat in Singapore, and the 2017 royal cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Thailand.

You can follow Elizabeth on Twitter: @ElizabethNeoCNA