About 

  • Isa Soares is an award-winning international correspondent and anchor based in CNN's London bureau.

    In this role, Soares has covered the Venezuelan political and humanitarian crisis extensively and won an Emmy Award for her investigation into gold mining and its links to government corruption in the country. In 2020, she went undercover in Caracas to reveal the abhorrent conditions in Venezuela's public hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    In 2017, Soares reported on the terror attack in Barcelona and Catalonia's bid for independence, she also filed an extensive report looking at Macedonia's role in the production of fake news. She was among the first on the ground to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Irma — reporting from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Prior to this, Soares won an AIB award for her coverage of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. In addition, Soares has also covered UK and French general elections, the Greek economic crisis, the terror attack in Nice, Brexit developments and Portugal's EURO 2016 win against France.

    As an anchor, Soares has interviewed such leading political and economic figures as Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Former U.S. Defense Secretary/Former CIA director Leon Panetta, Former Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-Moon, Mexico's Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, British foreign secretary Philip Hammond and Vice-President of the European Commission Antonio Tajani. She has also interviewed football legend Pele and tennis legend Rafael Nadal and had a rare sit-down with LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault.

    Soares received a Bachelor's degree in Hispanic and Lusophone studies from King's College London and a Master's degree in International Relations and Economics from the University of Bristol. She is fluent in Spanish, French and Portuguese. She was born and raised in Lisbon, spent time in Andalucia and now resides in London.