MUMBAI: Chef, author and television personality Anthony Bourdain
who has been seen in India on shows on channels like TLC, will join
news broadcaster CNN as host of a new weekend programme, creating
a signature showcase for the networks coverage of food and
show airs early next year.
Worldwide executive VP, managing editor Mark Whitaker.said, "For
more than a decade, nthony Bourdain has been a trailblazer in educating
Americans about different cuisines and cultures around the world,
as well as an outspoken commentator on social trends ranging from
the rise of celebrity chefs to the impact of fast food chains to
the spread of vegetarianism and veganism. Examining the world through
the prism of Tonys unique expertise and passions continues
CNNs long-standing commitment to international reporting and
to promoting global understanding."
to air domestically on Sundays in prime time with repeat airings
on Saturday nights, it will mark a further step in broadening and
distinguishing CNNs weekend programming from its traditional
weekday news coverage. The show will be shot on location and examine
cultures from around the world through their food and dining and
series will be produced by Zero Point Zero Production with executive
producers and founders Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia, along with
executive producer Sandy Zweig.
Point Zero Production has been working with Anthony Bourdain for
over a decade, producing 'Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations', 'The
Layover', 'A Cook's Tour', and 'Decoding Ferran Adria'.
whose reporting has taken him from the culinary capitals of Europe,
Asia and North and South America to such historically war-torn or
isolated regions as Vietnam, Mozambique, Uzbekistan and Romania,
will also offer commentary on other CNN programs and platforms,
domestically and internationally, providing insights into current
events and debates around food and health and other cultural conversations.
said, "Im really looking forward to coming over to CNN.
I think the world is going to get a whole lot bigger for me. I hope
that old fans and new ones will be excited about whats coming
down the road."
has been the host of the Travel Channel series 'Anthony Bourdain:
No Reservations' since 2005. He previously hosted 'A Cooks
Tour' on the Food Network and has appeared on US cable network Bravos
competition series 'Top Chef' and written for HBOs New Orleans-based
is also the author of non-fiction and fiction books, including 'Kitchen
Confidential' and 'A Cooks Tour'. He now oversees his own
line of books from Ecco, a division of HarperCollins, the first
three of which are scheduled to be released in 2013.