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Fred Katayama

Fred Katayama is an award-winning correspondent for CNN Business News, the division of the CNN News Group that produces business news for CNN/U.S., CNNfn, CNN International, CNN Headline News, the CNN Airport Network, CNN Radio and the Web site He is based in the CNN Business News headquarters in New York City.

Katayama reports for CNNfn and CNN's Moneyline News Hour, covering general financial news and corporate profiles. He frequently anchors financial news updates for CNN/U.S. and CNNfn from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Marketsite. He often fills in as anchor of Digital Jam and Talking Stocks on CNNfn. He received an honorable mention in 1997 from the Asian American Journalists Association for his special report on the Asian American campaign financing scandal. In April 2000, Katayama's report on broadband technology was cited when Moneyline won a Maxwell Media Award.

Before joining CNN in 1995, Katayama was a business and general news reporter for CBS's Seattle affiliate, KIRO-TV. Prior to that, Katayama was a correspondent for four years at Japan Business Today, an NHK production that aired daily on CNBC. While reporting for NHK, he won the Asian American Journalists Association's national award in 1994 for a humorous piece on executives competing in the food industry.

Before beginning his career in television news, Katayama was a reporter for Fortune magazine in Tokyo and New York for seven years, where among other things, he penned a column on new products. He earned a citation in 1997 from the Overseas Press Club of America as part of a four-man team for a special report on Japan's economy.

Katayama, a native of Los Angeles, earned a bachelor's degree in East Asian studies from Columbia University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned a master of science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with a concentration in business reporting.


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