Richard Quest



Richard Quest is CNN's foremost international business correspondent and presenter of Quest Means Business; the definitive word on how we earn and spend our money. He is one of the most instantly recognisable members of the CNN team and was central to CNN's coverage of Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton.

His programme destroys the myth that business is boring, bridging the gap between hard economics and entertaining television. CEOs and politicians make a point of appearing on 'Quest Means Business' and recent guests include David Cameron; Christine Legarde; Petr Neèas the Czech PM; Jamie Dimon JP Morgan Chase; Robert Zoellick, President of World Bank; Jose Manuel Barroso, European Commission President; Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford; Former European Central Bank president, Jean Claude Trichet; Bill Marriott, of Marriott; Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group (IAG); Goh Choon Phong, CEO Singapore Airlines and Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO Dreamworks Inc.

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. He has covered every major stock market and financial crisis since Black Monday in 1987 and has reported from key financial centres globally including Wall Street, London, Sao Paolo, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Richard is also CNN's established airline and aviation correspondent and currently presents the monthly CNN Business Traveller show. As a business travel specialist, Quest has become a voice of authority on subjects like the launch of the Airbus A380.

In 2011, he began fronting the monthly Future Cities strand, which examines how the urban landscape is adapting to meet the challenges of a sustainable future.

His coverage of breaking news, which has spanned 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 interviewed such a wide range of guest - from His Holiness, The Dalai Lama to actress Joan Collins. 

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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