• Jaya Sharma is a Planning Producer for CNN International. Based at CNN's EMEA headquarters in London, she is part of the programming team. In this role, she books guests, segment produces and works in the field. She has contributed to every show on CNN International, currently working across The Global Brief with Bianca Nobilo and CNN's coverage of Expo 2020.

      Sharma first joined CNN in 2019 and has worked on a number of key breaking news events in that time, including the Covid-19 pandemic, the Beirut port blast and the UAE-Israel normalisation deal. She was also a key part of CNN's Brexit coverage, working extensively in the field for this story.

      Sharma is also part of CNN's New Voices initiative which ensures diversity of voices on air for both CNN and CNN International. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Nottingham and a Master's Degree in Journalism, alongside an NCTJ Diploma, from the University of Kingston.