Marion Caunter

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Marion Caunter
Born Marion Rose Caunter
(1980-11-05) November 5, 1980 (age 34)
Penang, Malaysia
Occupation Television personality
Notable work(s) Host of The Biggest Loser Asia Season 2
Host of E! News Asia
Spouse(s) SM Nasarudin (m. 2010)
Children 2

Marion Rose Caunter Abdullah (born November 5, 1980[1]) is a Eurasian-Malaysian socialite, video jockey and an events MC.

Early life[edit]

Marion Rose Caunter Abdullah was born on November 5, 1980 in Penang, Malaysia. She was educated in SMK Convent Green Lane, Penang. At 19, she attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA) and graduated with a degree in broadcasting and electronic communications. Her career in the broadcasting industry began as a reporter for Milwaukee's WB 18 Channel, where she covered stories regarding the local youth community. She also joined KIIS-FM, one of whose staff members include Rick Dees, having worked in the advertising department.


Upon returning to Malaysia, she became known for being the host of The 8TV Quickie, a daily 15-minute talk show on 8TV. Apart from being a TV presenter, she was also 8TV's urban content executive in charge of pre- and post-production of the stations in-house shows, Latte at 8 and Flava. She, alongside Awal Ashaari, also hosted three seasons of One in a Million, 8TV's reality singing contest despite having joined Channel [V] on November 20, 2006.

Caunter also had a brief stint as an announcer in She has been the host of Poparazzi, the pop culture entertainment program on Channel [V] since 2006. In 2010, she became the host of E! News Asia alongside Channel [V] colleague Dominic Lau.[2] She also hosted The Biggest Loser Asia Season 2 in 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Caunter married SM Nasaruddin, chairman of Naza Group of Companies in 2010. The couple have two daughters.