Bloomberg TV economics editor leaves for BBC
by Chris Roush
Linda Yueh, the Bloomberg Television economics editor based in London, has left to become BBC’s chief business corrrespondent, based in Singapore.
Louise Duffy of RapidTVNews.com writes, “Yueh will be based in Singapore, and will travel extensively throughout Asia and globally to cover the main economics and business news stories. In addition to reporting across BBC outlets on TV, radio and online, she will host her own weekly business programme that will provide expert commentary and insight into business, political and macro-economic trends.
“Most recently Yueh was the London-based economics editor for Bloomberg Television. Prior to joining Bloomberg, she was a full-time economist and regular media commentator. She is currently a Fellow in Economics at Oxford University and an Adjunct Professor at the London Business School. Yueh has also consulted and advised a number of international organisations and governments.
“Richard Porter, controller of English, Global News said: ‘With her experience as a journalist, an academic, and an economist, Linda is the ideal candidate to be the BBC’s chief business correspondent. She will be able to go behind the numbers and delve deeper into stories as she provides incisive coverage and economic analysis of breaking news stories. As part of our ongoing commitment to Asia, Linda is the latest addition to a very talented pool of news correspondents currently based in the region, and will fit well into our plans to expand our global coverage in 2013.’”