Senior International Correspondent
Nima Elbagir is an award-winning senior international correspondent for CNN based in London
Nima Elbagir is an award-winning senior international correspondent for CNN based in London. She joined CNN in February 2011 as a Johannesburg-based correspondent before moving to the network's Nairobi bureau and later London.
Elbagir recently received the prestigious 2019 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award in the Investigative category for her reporting on human rights abuses, with the jurors citing her "fearless reporting across Africa, from a modern day slave market in Libya, to child labor in Congo, and a smuggler's network in Nigeria, documented rarely seen exploitation and corruption."
The International Women's Media Foundation named Elbagir a recipient of the 2018 Courage in Journalism Award, joining an elite group of female journalists who have been recognized for reporting from some of the world's most dangerous regions. She also received the 2018 International Center for Journalist's Excellence in International Reporting Award for her work.