First on TVNewser: CNBC Asia president Jeremy Pink has been named the new CNBC SVP, effective June 8.
Jonathan Wald left the position at the end of March.
In an internal memo obtained by TVNewser, CNBC president Mark Hoffman writes, “Jeremy knows the brand well and has proven results on the programming and commercial side of the business.”
Pink joined CNBC as VP of news and programming in Europe in 2000, and has served as president of CNBC Asia, in Singapore, for the past three years.
“During the transition process, Tyler Mathisen will continue to have day-to-day responsibility for Business News, before returning to his role as Managing Editor at CNBC,” writes Hoffman.
Click continued to see the internal memo sent to staff this morning…
From: CNBC Employee Communications (CNBC)
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:19 AM
Subject: Message from Mark Hoffman
I am pleased to announce the promotion of Jeremy Pink to the position of Senior Vice President of Business News at CNBC. Jeremy has done an outstanding job over the last three years as President and Managing Director of CNBC in Asia based in Singapore. His energetic and innovative approach led to record ratings and operating profit for our Asian franchise where his team built the foundation for long-term success.
With almost 10 years experience at CNBC, Jeremy knows the brand well and has proven results on the programming and commercial side of the business. He first joined CNBC as Vice President of News and Programming in Europe in 2000 before moving on to Vice President of International News and Programming based in the U.S. and then to Singapore. Prior to joining CNBC, Jeremy worked in television in Asia, in digital media in New York and at CNN in New York and Atlanta. Jeremy holds an MBA from Duke University.
During the transition process, Tyler Mathisen will continue to have day-to-day responsibility for Business News, before returning to his role as Managing Editor at CNBC. Tyler has done an excellent job in the last several weeks. I am grateful for his support and wisdom during this time. Tyler is a true team player, a respected voice in the world of business news and a terrific asset for CNBC.
CNBC has an extraordinarily strong veteran team in place in Asia that will allow us to manage seamlessly during this transitional period. Given that we want to build on the tremendous momentum we are experiencing in Asia, we have already initiated a search to replace Jeremy to ensure that CNBC continues to be the fastest growing source and most respected voice in business in Asia.
Jeremy will spend a week at our global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs beginning this Friday and will be in EC full time beginning June 8th.
Please join me in congratulating Jeremy on his new role and in thanking Tyler for his tremendous support of CNBC.