Karen Tso

Europe Anchor, CNBC

Speaker Bio

Karen Tso Co-Anchors CNBC’s flagship show ‘Squawk Box’ in EMEA. The three-hour programme, which broadcasts worldwide five days a week, bookends the opening of European equity markets and is a must see for financial professionals, C-suite executives and investors. 

Tso often reports live on location from major international events, while moderating conversations and firesides with world leaders and CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, IMF conferences, Asian Development Bank, Mobile World Congress, Web Summit, Women’s Forum, Cannes Lions and the Frankfurt Motor Show. In 2017 she covered both rounds of the French Presidential Election live from Paris.

Tso has anchored across CNBC International, from London, New York, Singapore and Australia.  Prior to the European edition of ‘Squawk Box’, Tso was based in Singapore and co-anchored the Asian edition of ‘Squawk Box’.  Tso was recognized as ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Best News Anchor’ category at 15th Asian Television Awards.

Before joining CNBC during the height of the financial crisis in 2008, Tso was a household name in business news in Australia, anchoring for Nine Network, Sky News and ABC.

Tso holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University, Queensland. She also has studied for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Westminster, London and UTS, Sydney.