|Born||Marion Rose Caunter
5 November 1980
|Notable work||Host of The Biggest Loser Asia Season 2
Host of E! News Asia
Marion Rose Caunter Abdullah was born on 5 November 1980 in Penang, Malaysia to an ethnic Kristang Eurasian father of mixed Portuguese-English descent and a Chinese mother. She was educated in SMK Convent Green Lane, Penang. At 19, she attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States) 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 20 November 2006.
Caunter also had a brief stint as an announcer in Hitz.fm. 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. She also hosted The Biggest Loser Asia Season 2 in 2010.
- Kamin, Azhariah (27 August 2010). "Marion Caunter to tie the knot". TheStarOnline. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
- "Caunter and VJ Dom land E! News Asia hosting job". The Star Online. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
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