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CNN , Correspondent
Andrew Stevens is an award-winning journalist who joined CNN in 1999 as a specialist business correspondent.
He has interviewed many of the world’s political and business leaders and has reported on Asia-Pacific for more than two decades.
Stevens, who is originally from Australia, is a former print journalist who relocated from London to Hong Kong in 1993 in the lead-up to the territory’s handover to China in 1997.
He has covered elections across many countries and reported on many of the most significant events across the region in the last 20 years.
In 2014 he was part of the CNN team covering Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution pro-democracy movement and the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370. In 2013, he was the only western journalist on the ground in the Philippines when devastating Typhoon Haiyan struck. CNN’s coverage of Haiyan won Best International News story at the prestigious Royal Television Society awards in London.
Formerly, as anchor of CNN's ‘BizAsia’ program, Stevens won the Asian Television Award for ‘Best Business Programming’.
Prior to joining CNN Stevens was a senior correspondent for CNBC Asia and financial editor of The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. He spent six years in London as the economics editor for the Press Association and began his career in his native Australia where he was a correspondent for the Australian Financial Review.