Singapore – Channel NewsAsia has appointed former news anchor Lian Pek to be its new Chief Editor. Pek began her journalism career in the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (presently MediaCorp) and has since held news anchor positions in Bloomberg Television, Al Jazeera English, as well as CNN – the first Singaporean anchor to be hired by the international news network.

An award-winning journalist, Pek was named Best Current Affairs Presenter at the 2001 Asian Television Awards.

In 2008, Pek departed from journalism and directed Mad About English, a docu-comedy on the Chinese’s quest to learn English in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.