Anchors & Reporters
Becky Anderson

Becky Anderson is one of CNN International's highest profile anchors. She hosts the network's flagship news & current affairs programme, 'Connect the World', which airs weekdays in the prime-time EMEA line-up at 9pmGMT.

Anderson is a skilled interviewer, adept at close questioning and has interviewed many of the world's leading politicians, decision-makers & thought-leaders. She has conducted one-on-one interviews with top world leaders, including, Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, South African President Jacob Zuma, ex Mexican President Felipe Calderon, UNHCR’s António Guterres and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. She is equally at home with celebrities, quizzing the world's A-listers, including Sir Roger Moore, Juliette Binoche, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Andrew Lloyd-Weber, Slash, Beyoncé, George Clooney, Lady Gaga, Tom Hanks, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt.

Anderson was the official CNN Olympic Games Correspondent in 2012 and also reported from the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace. Becky also brings the BAFTAS to CNN viewers each year. Anderson is frequently deployed to report for CNN on breaking news stories. In 2011, she reported from Greece on the anti-austerity riots, Tunisia during the Arab uprisings, and she fronted CNN's coverage of the pivotal G20 meeting in Cannes. In 2011 she also hosted the network's coverage of the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks from Ground Zero in New York. In 2010, Anderson hosted CNN's coverage of the British elections. Her experience also includes anchoring coverage of the Israel-Lebanon conflict from Beirut in 2006. She also played a lead role in CNN's extensive coverage of both the 7/7 attacks in London and, in 2003 she was part of CNN’s international team in the Gulf where she played a critical role in the network’s continuous coverage of the war in Iraq.

Becky has extensive business journalism experience including posts with the UK’s ITN, CNBC Europe and Bloomberg. She began her career in journalism as a print reporter with various business publications in Arizona, after gaining a Master of Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in 1992 and in 2012 was inducted into their hall of fame. She gained her BA (Hons) in Economics at Sussex University in the UK. She was born and lives in Britain.

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