About 

    Saima Mohsin is an international correspondent for CNN based in Bangkok, Thailand.

    In one of her first stories for CNN and a world exclusive, Mohsin traveled to the Swat Valley and tracked down details of the terrorist who shot Malala Yousafzai.

    Mohsin has covered some of the world's biggest stories including the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden, the Brussels attacks, missing plane MH370, Benazir Bhutto's assassination and the protests and subsequent military coup in Thailand.

    She has interviewed world leaders including then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

    Mohsin has traveled across Asia and Europe extensively for CNN -- she reported on President Obama's historic trip to Vietnam, investigated the San Bernardino shooting suspects, Myanmar's first democratic election, the multiple bombings in Brussels and flew straight on to cover the devastating Easter day bombings at an amusement park in Lahore with shocking and sensitive reporting from the children's ward.

    Mohsin not only covers major breaking news but also offers nuanced insights into life in these countries including in-depth investigations into the state of Christians in Pakistan.

    She spent several days at sea tracking desperate Rohingya refugees escaping persecution in Myanmar, the plight of the Thai transgender community during military conscription and a detailed investigation into human trafficking in the fishing industry in Southeast Asia for CNN's notable series The Freedom Project.

    She also exclusively interviewed Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the Mumbai attacks.

    In 2014 Mohsin reported from CNN's Jerusalem bureau, where she interviewed Benjamin Netanyahu during the Gaza conflict. She traveled to the Netherlands to report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

    Caught up in a gun battle Mohsin stayed live on air while covering the protests against the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Thailand and returned to cover the military coup in May 2014.

    In a nightlong siege and terror attack at Karachi airport Mohsin and her team reported live and were forced to evacuate when another attack unfolded while they filmed the damage next day.

    Mohsin is known for her coverage of the disappearance and search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 -- working on the unprecedented story since day one in 2014 and following every lead and update including the discovery of debris in 2015 & 2016.

    Throughout 2013 Mohsin was based in CNN's Pakistan Bureau in Islamabad. She covered the national election, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on the Iran-Pakistan border and repeated attacks against the Shia Hazara community. She also covered sport, business and fashion stories.

    Before CNN, Mohsin was a correspondent and anchor working for radio and TV networks in the United Kingdom, United States and Pakistan.

    She was a special correspondent for PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer; presenter and correspondent for the BBC; and an anchor and reporter for Channel 4 News.

    Mohsin was the face of Pakistan's first English news channel, helping set up the channel and presenting the flagship nightly news analysis show.

    Mohsin has been named one of the "Top 100 Women to Shake Pakistan" by Newsweek magazine, one of Paparazzi magazine's "100 women of inspiration" and one of The News' "50 most powerful and influential women".

    Born and raised in London she holds a B.A. Honours degree in Political Science with English Literature from the University of Birmingham and a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism. She is fluent in Punjabi, Urdu and also speaks French.

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