Amanda Drury is a graduate of University of Melbourne with a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, Japanese and French. Destined to make her career in the media industry, she joined Australian Films, Television and Radio schools, in order to boost her knowledge. Soon after university, Drury made her broadcasting debut from a radio station in Japan. After a brief stint there she made her television debut in 1999.
Tokyo-based TV channel Bloomberg hired her in 1999. She spent a year in the Japanese capital, earning valuable knowledges and experiences. Mega news channel CNBC was her next career destination where she joined in January 2001. She was stationed in the channel’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. She spent a total of 8 years in Singapore, appearing on shows like Squawk Box and Cash Flow. Her time in Singapore was recognized with two consultative Asian Television Awards nominations (2007 & 2008), where she was second to Martin Soong.
The impact she made with her professional skills earned her a transfer to the channel’s global headquarters, New Jersey, in 2010. On arriving in the United States she was named as the co-host of The Call before being offered to serve as the co-presenter of the same program. Drury spent a total of 6 years in the US based news station before traveling back to her native country. Her farewell appearance in New Jersey came on 2016 15th January as a co-presenter of Power Lunch.
She stayed out of action for seven months and is currently associated with CNBC Asia after joining them in June 2016. Exact numerical figure of paychecks, CNBC paid her hasn't been disclosed yet. However, we are quite sure that she has amassed multi-millions (reportedly $2.5 million) into her account earning handsome salary throughout her years association with cable network.