Executive VP and managing director, CNN International
Tony Maddox is executive vice president and managing director of CNN International, which reaches more than 320 million households worldwide.
Tony Maddox is executive vice president and managing director of CNN International, which reaches more than 320 million households worldwide. Based at CNN's Atlanta headquarters, he is responsible for an international news and information portfolio that includes five CNN services in English; CNN en Español; the joint ventures CNN-News18, CNN Turk, CNN Chile, CNN Philippines and CNN Indonesia, as well as international newsgathering, editorial and programming oversight.
Under Maddox's leadership, CNN has recently received a number of prestigious journalism awards including the Royal Television Society's (RTS) Best Breaking News Coverage for Paris Attacks (2016) and the News Channel of the Year (2013 and 2014) in addition to a George Foster Peabody Award, an Emmy Award, three Edward R. Murrow Awards, 'Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year' at the 2013 Asian Television Awards.
In 2015 the U.S. State Department honored Maddox for founding and leading the CNN Freedom Project, which is now the longest-running awareness and investigative campaign on modern slavery on a global news channel, as a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Hero.
Maddox orchestrated CNN's ambitious Content Ownership Strategy in 2007, outlining plans to significantly increase the number of correspondents and editorial operations worldwide. Under this strategy CNN increased the number of editorial operations around the world including Brazil, Kenya, India and the United Arab Emirates.
Before he was appointed to his current position, Maddox served as senior vice president of international newsgathering for the network. He was previously senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for CNN International, based in London.
Maddox joined CNN International in 1998 as managing editor for EMEA and was promoted to vice president in 2000.
Before joining CNN, Maddox was head of news and current affairs for the BBC in Northern Ireland where he was responsible for all the local BBC news output; and was the corporation's key point of reference on editorial matters in Northern Ireland.
He came to Belfast from the BBC in Plymouth where he was the editor of news and current affairs for the South West of England, running the nightly news program and documentary strand.
In thirteen years with the BBC, Maddox was a reporter, news producer, news editor, and ran one of the first teams of local bi-media correspondents in Leeds.