Steve Lai
Chief Presenter at BBC News


Steve Lai is Chief Presenter at BBC News, which broadcasts to an audience of millions around the world, including in Europe, North America and Asia. He is based in Singapore and anchors the award-winning Newsday and Business Today programmes. He also reports on-location for key stories, like the recent Taiwan and Indonesia elections.

A news veteran with a wealth of experience spanning over a decade, he has covered critical changes that have impacted the political, economic, trade and social landscapes in Asia. Prior to the BBC he was at CNA, a Singapore based regional news broadcaster, where he helmed the channels flagship news bulletins and special coverage of events like the 2016 US Presidential Election and the 2018 Trump-Kim Summit. Steve’s first foray into journalism was as a sports broadcaster for ESPN.

Agenda Sessions

  • Fireside Chat