Zain Asher is an anchor for CNN International, co-anchoring the 0500-0700 GMT/1200-0200 ET edition of 'CNN Newsroom' with John Vause from the network's headquarters in Atlanta. Asher also fronts 'CNN Marketplace Africa' -- the network's premier weekly business show about the continent and its place within global markets.

    Previously, Asher served as a CNN business correspondent based in New York, where she covered economic news from the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy and high-profile IPOs, while regularly interviewing leading CEOs and entrepreneurs.

    Asher has also covered a number of general news stories from the field including Nigeria in 2014, where the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants caught the world's attention, and from Boston following the 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon.

    In addition, she has hosted panel discussions at the United Nations, London Business School, UBS and has given a TEDx talk in London.

    Asher comes to CNN from MONEY magazine where she covered careers and investing. Prior to MONEY, Asher was a general assignment reporter for News 12 in the greater New York area.

    Born and raised in London, Asher graduated from Oxford University where she studied French and Spanish and graduated with a distinction in oral Spanish. In 2006, she earned an MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She has lived and worked in Mexico, France and Nigeria and is fluent in French, Spanish and Ibo (her native Nigerian dialect).