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Bloomberg appoints first APAC female head of TV in Emily Yamamoto

Bloomberg has appointed Emily Yamamoto as Asia-Pacific head of television with immediate effect, making her the first woman to ever take on the role.

She will continue to be based in Hong Kong, where she has worked as a TV producer for many years for companies including Bloomberg.

The announcement:

Bloomberg Television today announced the appointment of Rachel Wehrspann as Head of TV, U.S., and Emily Yamamoto as Head of TV, Asia-Pacific, effective immediately. Both Wehrspann and Yamamoto will report to Al Mayers, Global Head of Television and Radio.

As Head of TV, U.S., Wehrspann will be responsible for U.S. editorial. Wehrspann most recently served as executive producer of Bloomberg Surveillance and Bloomberg Daybreak Americas. She has been with the company since 2007 and will be based in New York City.

Emily Yamamoto, named Head of TV, Asia-Pacific, will be based in Hong Kong. In her new role, she will oversee editorial in the APAC region. She served most recently as the executive producer for Asia TV and has produced First Up, Trending Business, Asia Edge, Bloomberg Daybreak, Bloomberg Markets and High Flyers. Yamamoto is the first woman head of Bloomberg TV in Asia. She has been with Bloomberg since 2006.

“Business and financial news is more globally interconnected, and more regionally nuanced, than ever,” said Al Mayers, Global Head of TV & Radio. “As Bloomberg TV veterans, Rachel and Emily have deep regional expertise and a global lens for the news driving the day. Their appointments strengthen our ability to provide business and financial professionals around the world access to the news they need when they need, 24-hours per day.”

Bloomberg Television delivers 24 hours of continuous global business and financial news. Available in more than 433 million homes worldwide in over 70 countries, Bloomberg TV streams live on Bloomberg’s digital and mobile properties, along with Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung TV and Roku.

Source: Bloomberg press release

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