Head of Digital Video Production, CNN International
Rosie Tomkins is Head of Digital Video Production, CNN International. She manages, runs and commissions CNN's International Digital Video output.
Rosie Tomkins is Head of Digital Video Production, CNN International. She manages, runs and commissions CNN's International Digital Video output and is an award winning journalist, reporter and producer with 14 years' experience.
Tomkins oversees International daily digital video operations at CNN out of the London bureau, spanning the full gamut of news, features, sponsored content and premium verticals including CNN Style, Money and Travel. Her role is to commission, shape and lead CNN's video voice and content online. In 2018, Tomkins spearheaded video for the launch for #AsEquals , CNN's year-long-commitment to distinctive reporting on gender equality and the challenges faced by women in the least developed nations around the world.
Prior to her current digital leadership role, Tomkins spent 10 years on the TV side of CNN, reporting and producing across news and features content around the world.
As a correspondent, Tomkins contributed to CNN's live coverage of world events including the Germanwings Plane Crash, UK 2015 General Election, 2015 Paris terror attacks and the spread of Ebola. She conducted high level interviews with a raft of business, political and creative leaders, including President Paul Kagame, Kofi Annan and a range of global CEO's for CNN's business output, including the CEOs of ArcelorMittal, Samsonite, Ecobank, InterContinental, Paypal Europe and Emirates Airlines.
In the spheres of entertainment, culture and sport, Tomkins interviewed and gained rare access to countless high profile creatives and cultural luminaries including Dolly Parton, Venus Williams, Russian Maestro Valery Gergiev Okwui Enwezor, Anish Kapoor, Iron Maiden, Mark Ronson and many more. Reporting and presenting for CNN Tech, Tomkins sampled a range of innovations for CNN including early releases of driverless cars, inflight WiFi, and even boarded a zero gravity flight.
As a producer and director, Tomkins has produced a number of sponsored and features series for CNN, launching new cultural formats including Fusion Journeys and The Invitation (CNN Style), and producing many of the network's anchors and correspondents, including a 3 year stint producing for Richard Quest for flagship shows CNN Business Traveller and Future Cities.
Prior to joining CNN, Tomkins did stints at Sky News, BBC Newsnight, BBC Current Affairs and BBC Paris bureau. Tomkins graduated from Cambridge University with a first class degree in Social Anthropology, going on to do a Masters in broadcast Journalism at London's City University.