Anchors & Reporters
Adrian Finighan

Adrian Finighan is an international anchor and correspondent based at CNN's European headquarters in London.

Finighan joined CNN at the start of 2006, a year which saw him anchoring on numerous major news stories, including the summer’s Israel-Hezbollah conflict, the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 'foiled terror plot' to detonate bombs onboard planes across the Atlantic. In addition to news anchoring, Finighan also works as a correspondent for CNN fronting on location coverage of major events such as the Madrid train bombers trial, the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and the 2008 Financial Crisis.

Finighan is currently attached to CNN’s flagship European prime-time business show ‘Quest Means Business’ and reports for the monthly ‘Business Traveller’ programme, for which he has also anchored special editions on ‘Budget Travel’ and ‘Carbon Offsetting’ in Norway and the Netherlands. He is a regular contributor to and CNN Traveller Magazine writing about business, travel and technology. He has also represented the company as a speaker and moderator at high profile events such as the ‘Aviation and Environment Summit’ in Geneva, ‘ITB’ in Berlin, the ‘European Business Forum’ in Brussels and the ‘Eurasian Media Forum’ in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Finighan brought two decades of news broadcasting experience to CNN. He has interviewed countless leaders, politicians and newsmakers, and covered almost every major news event of the last 20 years. He developed his journalistic skills working for the BBC where his ability as an international news anchor was highlighted through his coverage of the Asian tsunami at the end of 2004: he was presenting live as the news broke, and proceeded to stay on air, constantly, for the following six hours watching the developing events in South East Asia.

Finighan joined the BBC in 1988 as a radio producer and presenter. He progressed from local radio, where he started the first regional, weekday phone-in programme on BBC radio, to national radio, working as a news reader for BBC Radio 1 and 2 and then onto television, joining the BBC’s business unit. He eventually became one of the regular anchors on BBC World News.