Anchors & Reporters
Shasta Darlington

Shasta Darlington is an international correspondent for CNN based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Since joining CNN as a Havana-based producer in 2006, Darlington has covered a wide range of stories ranging from Fidel Castro's illness, his handover to his brother Raul Castro, and the first years of his succession. Darlington covered the 2008 hurricane season, in which she served as a field producer, chasing the three hurricanes that ripped across the Island. She contributed to the network’s award-winning coverage of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. And while based in Havana, she travelled extensively to Brazil, where she covered the 2011 floods in Rio de Janeiro state and the 2010 Presidential elections.

Before joining the network, Darlington worked as a correspondent for Reuters in Italy for four years. During this time, she reported on the death of Pope John Paul II, the tumultuous Silvio Berlusconi term, and the Italian leadership of the European Union.

From 1997-2001, Darlington worked as a correspondent for Bloomberg and then Reuters in Brazil, where she focused on covering the devastating economic crisis, terror of drug wars, and massive prison riots. Before moving to Brazil, she worked for the Los Angeles Times in Mexico City, Mexico and covered many stories like the peso crisis and border drug wars.

Darlington began her career as a reporter for The News, a local English newspaper, and has since devoted more than 15 years to journalism, having travelled throughout most Latin American countries. She holds Bachelors of Arts in English literature and Spanish from Middlebury College and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.