CNN International announces anchor appointments

MUMBAI: CNN has made three appointments in Atlanta , London and Baghdad to boost the network's international newsgathering and anchoring operation. it has hired Isha Sesay and Paula Newton and has redeployed CNN's Aneesh Raman.

CNN Intl MD Chris Cramer says, ?At a time when global events are touching people at a local level more than ever before, these talented journalists will play a significant role alongside our existing roster of first class journalists to bring the international news agenda to our viewers around the world?.

Sesay joins the team of CNN International anchors based at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta , from the UK broadcaster ITN, where she has been an anchor for the ITV1 Early Morning News programme, as well as for the breakfast programne GMTV.

Canadian journalist Paula Newton has been appointed to the post of international correspondent, based at CNN's European headquarters in London, after a distinguished career at Canadian broadcaster CTV, where she held a variety of positions including that of Moscow Bureau Chief, National Affairs Correspondent and periodically co-host and anchor for Canada's national morning show ?Canada AM'. Her extensive international reporting experience includes particular knowledge of Chechnya and the Balkans . She joins the London team of international correspondents, reporting across all of Europe, Africa and the Middle East .

CNN's Aneesh Raman has been redeployed from Bangkok, where he was a video correspondent for the network, to Baghdad in the post of international correspondent, where he will continue to build on his expertise harnessing CNN's Digital News Gathering technology alongside his wide-ranging experience as a reporter, including his experience as one of the first journalists to report live from Phuket within hours of the Asian tsunami.

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