Phil Turner named CNN's New Delhi bureau chief; Bindra to continue as senior international correspondent

MUMBAI: International news network CNN has appointed Phil Turner as its New Delhi bureau chief. Turner replaces Satinder Bindra, who held the position of bureau chief and senior international correspondent since 1999, after Anita Pratap left.

Confirming the appointment, CNN International Asia Pacific managing editor Jill Dougherty says: "Phil Turner’s appointment as New Delhi bureau chief follows similar enhancements to CNN’s operations in Iraq and Israel where the bureau chief runs the operational side while our correspondents can continue to focus on their core competence, reporting on landmark events around the region."

Dougherty adds, "Satinder Bindra will remain senior international correspondent for CNN International from New Delhi."

Tom Fenton is the bureau chief in Jerusalem and oversees the running of the bureau while reporting is done by a range of international correspondents including Guy Raz and Paula Hancocks. In Baghdad, the bureau chief is Kevin Flower who oversees the bureau, while correspondents including Aneesh Raman and Nic Robertson who do the reporting.

Bindra, who is a Canadian citizen, joined CNN from Canadian Television (CTV).

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