About 

  • Cyril Vanier is an anchor for CNN International based at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta. He anchors Europe morning editions of 'CNN Newsroom' Friday through Sunday.

    Since joining CNN in 2016, Vanier has anchored a number of major breaking news events for CNN International and CNN/US including the Russia investigation; airstrikes in Syria; the terror attack in Trèbes, France; multiple missile tests in North Korea; and the death of Fidel Castro.

    Vanier has also reported on location for many stories including from the Caribbean following Hurricane Irma; Paris for the election of President Emmanuel Macron and President Trump's visit for Bastille Day; London for the Queen's speech; Haiti covering the Oxfam prostitution scandal; and Washington, D.C. for Macron's state visit to the White House.

    Prior to joining CNN, Vanier spent 10 years at France 24, where he served as executive producer, anchor and international correspondent. While there, he reported on major international stories from the terror attacks in Europe and Africa to conflicts in the Middle East. Vanier also wrote and presented France 24's flagship shows -- The News, The F24 Interview and The Debate, where he moderated an hour-long live debate on international issues with four guests.

    Other key events that Vanier reported on include the U.S. presidential campaigns and elections in 2008 and 2012, 2012 French presidential election, Arab uprisings in 2011, the War in Afghanistan and war crimes trial of Radovan Karadzic at The Hague.

    Vanier's coverage of the Libyan uprising was nominated for several awards including the Albert Londres award, Bayeux War Correspondents Award and the FIGRA award in 2011.

    Before joining France 24 in 2006, Vanier wrote and voiced stories for Reuters weekly TV show Africa Journal and briefly worked as a producer for CNN's Paris-based correspondent Jim Bittermann.

    Vanier received a M.A. in Journalism and Political Science from the Institute of Political Science in Paris and a B.A. with honors in Law and Business from University of Warwick in England.

    He has dual nationality (France, St. Kitts and Nevis), and speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish.