Richard Quest is CNN's foremost international business
correspondent and anchor of Quest Means Business, the definitive word on
how we earn and spend our money. Based in New York, he is one of the most
instantly recognizable members of the CNN team.
He also presents Quest Express, a new business show
broadcast weekdays from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Quest
Express offers a quick-fire briefing on the latest market movements and
business stories, building a bridge between the close of the European trading
day, the opening of the markets in New York, and the start of the business day
in Silicon Valley.
Additionally, Quest serves as CNNMoney's editor-at-large and
files a global daily newsletter - 'CNNMoney Presents: Quest Means Business' -
timed to the open of the Asia markets.
Quest Means Business, which airs weekdays on CNN
International, destroys the myth that business is boring, bridging the gap
between hard economics and entertaining television. CEOs and global finance
ministers make a point of appearing on QMB. Guests of the show have
included world leaders such as David Cameron and Petr Necas of the Czech
Republic; the biggest names in banking such as Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase
and Robert Zoellick, the former President of the World Bank; European policy
makers including IMF boss Christine Lagarde, former EC President Jose Manuel
Barroso, and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn; and some of the most
influential names in corporate America including DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey
Katzenberg and former Ford CEO Alan Mulally.
Quest's dynamic and distinctive style has made him a unique
figure in the field of business broadcasting. He has regularly reported from
G20 meetings and attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland each
year. Quest has covered every major stock market and financial crisis since
Black Monday in 1987 and has reported from key financial centers globally
including Wall Street, London, Sao Paolo, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
In addition, Quest is the established airline and aviation
correspondent at CNN. He has interviewed all of the major airline executives
including former Delta CEO Richard Anderson, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker,
AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes and Emirates CEO Tim Clark. He has covered a number
of breaking aviation stories like the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
in Ukraine, the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash and the disappearance of
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Quest is the author of 'The Vanishing of Flight MH370: The
True Story of the Hunt for the Missing Malaysian Plane,' which details his
unique perspective on covering MH370 for CNN.
He also presents the monthly CNN Business Traveller show,
the definitive authority on making the most of doing business on the road -
moving from A to B on company time. As a business travel specialist, Quest has
become a voice of authority on subjects like the launch of the Airbus A380.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
awarded Quest the 2013 UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of
his work as a business journalist reporting on the tourism industry.
On the political front, Quest covered the 2016 U.S.
presidential election campaign with his own series, 'American Quest,' in which
he travelled across the battleground state of Florida interviewing a diverse
range of voters in the weeks leading up to the election.
Quest is also the face of CNN's coverage of major UK events.
Last year he led CNN's coverage of the 'Brexit' vote, and has continued to
report on the impact the historic vote is making on markets, economies and
businesses. In 2012 he guided an international audience through the Queen's
Diamond Jubilee celebrations live from the banks of the River Thames and used
his expert knowledge of the British Royal Family to front the channel's
coverage of the 2011 marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
His coverage of breaking news, which has spanned more than
two decades, has seen him report on a range of stories from, the death of
Yasser Arafat, the Lockerbie Pan Am 103 crash to the death of Michael Jackson.
Quest is more than just business; there are few journalists who have had guests
as varied, from His Holiness, The Dalai Lama to actress Joan Collins to founder
of Playboy Magazine, Hugh Hefner.
Prior to joining CNN, he worked at the BBC, where he was the
North America business correspondent, based on Wall Street for 12 years.
Quest is British, holds an LLB (Hons) degree in Law from
Leeds University, and was called to the Bar.
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