Just announced: CNBC Asia anchor Amanda Drury is joining the stateside CNBC network as a business day anchor. Drury will start May 10th, when she begins as a fill in for Melissa Francis on the “The Call” while she is out on maternity leave.
Drury was most recently based out of Sydney, Australia, her home country, where she anchored CNBC Asia Pacific’s “Squawk Box” and “Cash Flow.” Prior to that she’d been based out of Singapore for a number of years.
In recent months, Drury has made regular trips to the U.S. to fill-in as an anchor on a number of CNBC programs. During one of those stopovers in the fall, TVNewser caught up with her for a video interview about working in the United States. Check it out here.
More from CNBC after the jump. No word right now on what her role will be following her stint on “The Call.”