Director of Programming
Nima Ahmed is the Director of Programming based at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta.
Nima Ahmed is the Director of Programming for CNN/U.S. She oversees more than 35 hours of programming a week working with multiple executive producers and anchors throughout the daypart. She helps to drive the editorial mission for shows and navigates breaking news as it develops.
Before her current role, Ahmed spent ten years at HLN working on Morning Express with Robin Meade and Weekend Express. As the executive producer for the programs, she worked to redevelop the brand and vision leading both shows to increased ratings. She spearheaded over 40 hours of programming, overseeing on-air presentation, editorial content, and digital platforms.
Ahmed also served as a lead producer/executive producer for several of the network's breaking news stories and big specials. She has worked on everything from the recent election cycle, President Obama's inauguration, the death of Michael Jackson, William and Kate's Royal Wedding and multiple breaking news stories. Before joining the CNN group, Ahmed worked at ABC and NBC affiliates in various producing roles.
Ahmed was born in Djibouti and she is fluent in Somali.