Richard Quest Has Big Plans For CNNMoney’s Global Expansion

“This seems so obvious you wonder why we didn’t do it before,” CNNMoney editor-at-large Richard Quest tells TheWrap

CNN Worldwide is expanding its CNNMoney brand internationally, across both TV and digital. Additional staff will be added in London, Dubai, New Delhi and Hong Kong, with Richard Quest serving as editor-at-large.

“Putting together the substantial resources of our business journalists like this seems so obvious you wonder why we didn’t do it before. As one team, we will be bigger, better and be able to comprehensively cover the globe,” Quest told TheWrap from Mumbai, where he is on assignment.

CNNMoney will launch new franchises, series, features and reporting tailored to the regions and audiences it covers. It will aim to focus on global markets and the economy, business strategy, corporate leadership, global brands, business travel, lifestyle and luxury, as well as industries such as auto, energy and technology.

“I hope to bring my near 30 years in business journalism to bear giving perspective and analysis,” Quest said. “After all, I have covered every financial crises since Black Monday in 1987, and CNNMoney will be the place to go for that coverage.”

Quest will write a daily newsletter timed to the open of the Asia markets. Quest, Nina dos Santos and Maggie Lake’s shows will now represent CNNMoney on television.

Also joining CNNMoney are John Defterios, emerging markets editor based in Abu Dhabi; Andrew Stevens, Asia Pacific editor based in Hong Kong; Eleni Giokos, Africa business correspondent based in Johannesburg; and Samuel Burke, CNNMoney business correspondent based in New York.

The multi-platform editorial teams will be led by Penny Manis, director of global business news programming based in New York, and Mark Thompson, managing editor of CNNMoney International who is based in London.