Susan Li is one of those who have the privilege of telling stories and educating people on issues that matter to them. As a reporter, she witnessed Bloomberg and CNBC before eventually landing a job at Fox Business Network, where she is a correspondent.
Much more than a simple detail of her career and the achievements she was able to achieve, here is a concise description of Li’s life.
Susan Li Bio
Li was born on May 1, 1985 in China. His parents separated a few years after he was born, and in the summer of 1989 his mother moved the family to Toronto, Canada. Growing up, Susan Li watched her mother create her own family and admired her courage and tenacity, especially in a foreign country in the midst of a new culture. As such, she had much to learn from the woman she appointed as a mentor. Also during her childhood, she decided to pursue a career in journalism seeing the influence of reporting on the events then happening on her family. She is fluent in English but can also speak Cantonese and Mandarin.
Li attended and graduated from the University of Toronto where she earned a degree in economics. She began her career at the Société Radio-Canada as an associate journalist, then became a freelance journalist on radio and television, covering various subjects related to politics and consumption.
She moved to Beijing where she joined the English Language Channel of CCTV International (China Central Television) served as her anchor in 2003. Li led the world’s primetime news broadcasts and also played various roles including hosting Biz China and editing news. During her time on the network, she also interviewed the likes of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, French business magnate and LVMH chief executive Bernard Arnault, and professional basketball player Yao Ming. As a returnee, Susan Li was asked about life in Beijing after growing up in Canada. She left the network in 2006.
Accomplishments at Fox Business Network, CNBC and Bloomberg
Susan began her career at Bloomberg as the host of Business Asia Tonight, Bloomberg’s first prime-time evening newscast in the Asia-Pacific region in 2006. Based in Hong Kong, Li was the network leader in Asia, hosting the talk shows – Stars of Asia, Bloomberg Edge, and Morning Call
Li was part of Bloomberg International’s global programming group as well as the center of its daily business coverage. She reported news from around the world and interviewed world leaders and business figures such as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Robin Li of Baidu, US Ambassador to China Gary Locke and American casino developer Steve Wynn. Author Malcolm Gladwell, Citi CEO Michael Corbat, Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan, and Blackrock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink.
She hosted the morning show business, First Up with Susan Li, where she focused on market openings across Asia. The show won Best News Program at the 2012 Asian Television Awards and it won Best Presenter. Mr. Li has also reported and covered events such as the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the 2012 US elections, Hurricane Sandy, the Shanghai World Expo, the Chinese stock market bubble as well as the financial crisis. world.
Li joined the CNBC family in 2014 as co-anchor of Asia Squawk Box (ASB) initially in Singapore and then in Hong Kong Kong until August 2015. ASB was named Best News Program at the Asian Television Awards in 2015. Susan Li gradually became one of CNBC’s top anchors and worked for other sister networks in Europe and the United States.
Prior to joining CNBC Europe in September 2015, she ran the luxury travel and lifestyle program. First class. She was at the APEC summit in Beijing in 2014 where she held a stage session after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and before US President Barack Obama’s speech. She also covered the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
At CNBC Europe, Susan Li served as co-host of Global Exchange where she covered global economic and political issues. Li joined the United States as a correspondent and relief presenter in January 2016. She has conducted several interviews with political leaders and celebrities, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Robert de Niro and Jet Li. After nearly 4 years at CNBC, learning from the best specialists in the sector on 3 continents, Mr. Li left the shores of the network in August 2017.
Fox Business Network
She debuted with Fox Business News (FBN) as a business correspondent in April 2018 and officially signed on in January 2019. Susan Li covers financial news and has also interviewed some of the biggest names in economics and policy. , including Justin Trudeau and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
Working in a field where women have to work twice as difficult to gain the same amount of recognition and promotion as her male counterpart, Li continues to rise through the ranks and serve as a strong female mentor for the next generation.