Anchor and Correspondent
Isa Soares is an award-winning international correspondent and anchor, based in CNN's London bureau.
Isa Soares is an award-winning international correspondent and anchor based in CNN's London bureau.
In her role as correspondent Soares has extensively covered the terror attack in Barcelona, as well as Catalonia's bid for independence. 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. In 2017, Soares filed an extensive report looking at Macedonia's role in the production of fake news and how it's preparing for the U.S. elections in 2020. Prior to this, Soares won an AIB award for her coverage of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. In addition, Soares also covered the 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 Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-Moon, Mexico's Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda, Agustin Carstens, head of the Bank of Mexico, 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 Rafa Nadal and had a rare sit-down with LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault.
Prior to becoming a correspondent, Soares worked as Senior Producer on primetime business programme Quest Means Business.
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.