5 Things You Did Not Know About CNN’s Richard Quest

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Richard Austin Quest popularly just known as Richard Quest, a CNN International anchor and reporter based in New York City is in Kenya for the first time.

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Apart from hosting the Quest Means Business show, the 56 year old reporter also presents The Express, a quick-fire briefing on the latest market movements and business stories that airs live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on weekdays, as well as Quest’s World of Wonder, an immersive new travel series that finds Quest exploring a new destination each month and meeting fascinating people who reveal the heart of the city.

The Quest Means Business anchor is slated to cover a series of business stories and will also join 234 passengers flying the inaugural Kenya Airways direct flight from Nairobi to New York on October 28, 2018 and Quest Means Business will report live from Kenya.

However, here are 5 more things that you did not know about the business reporter:

1.He is an author

Quest’s extensive and unique experience coverage of the missing Malaysian plane for the CNN led him to write ‘The vanishing of the flight MH370: The true story of the hunt of the missing Malaysian plane.

2. He is an award-winning reporter

In 2013, Quest received the United Nations Tourism Organization Lifetime achievement award in recognition for his work as a business journalist reporting on the journalism industry.

3.He is British, and he didn’t study journalism

Quest was born and bred in the UK and holds an LLB (Hons) degree in Law from Leeds University and was called to the bar.

4. Turned down a job due to his sexuality

In 2006, Quest turned down an opportunity to join Al Jazeera English news channel, “on the grounds that being gay and Jewish might not be suitable.”

5. He was on-board the world’s longest flight

On 11th October 2018, Quest was one of the passengers onboard the World’s longest flight from Singapore to New York using Singapore Airlines’ newest plane, the Airbus A350-900 ULR.