Anna Coren is an award-winning international correspondent for CNN International, based at the networks Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Hong Kong.
Coren has been a journalist for more than a decade and has reported on location from some of the biggest news events in Asia Pacific over the last couple of years, including the death of Kim Jung Il, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Thailands worst floods in 50 years, and the tourist bus hostage standoff in the Philippines. She was named Best News Presenter/Anchor at the 2011 Asian Television Awards.
Coren led CNNs week-long special programming of Eye On Mongolia and Eye On Thailand, reporting live on location from each country and providing viewers with insights about the business, culture and personalities that make each country unique. She has also hosted a live discussion with Hollywood director James Cameron via 3D technology for The Special Debate for Earths Frontiers: The Future of Energy in Seoul.
Since joining CNN in 2008, Coren has interviewed some of the worlds top newsmakers, including United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Thailands former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, Australias Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Korean actor and singer Rain, Hollywood actors and activists George Clooney and Sigourney Weaver, Australian movie director Baz Luhrmann, and legendary golfer Greg Norman.
Her career in journalism has led her to cover stories around the world, including the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, the terrorist attacks in Bali and London, and the Asian tsunami.
Prior to joining CNN in 2008, Coren held a variety of positions at broadcasters in Australia, most notably at Today Tonight, a national current affairs program on the Seven Network. In 2006 she also served as the networks US correspondent based in Los Angeles. Coren began her career with Australias Nine Network as a reporter and presenter. She received her Bachelor of Arts in communications from Australias Charles Sturt University.