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Anand Naidoo

Anand Naidoo is an anchor for CNN International's World News. Before joining CNN in 1997, Naidoo was the national evening news anchor for the South African Broadcasting Corp. in Johannesburg. He began his broadcast career in Brussels, Belgium, where he worked as a field producer for Belgian television as well as a producer and anchor for the Belgian Radio World Service.

Naidoo has also worked as a news editor on Radio 702, a Johannesburg independent radio station and a presenter on the South African cable station, M-Net. Among the major stories Naidoo has covered during his career was the release of Nelson Mandela and the first all-race elections in South Africa in 1994. While at CNN, he has anchored breaking news coverage on the bomb blasts at the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the resignation of Indonesian President Suharto, the North Korean missile tests, the NATO air campaign against Yugoslavia and more recently the crash of Egyptair flight 990.

He studied journalism at Rhodes University in South Africa and at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg.

 

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