About 

  • Sam Kiley is a Senior International Correspondent based in the network's Abu Dhabi bureau.

    Since joining CNN in January 2018 Kiley has travelled to Somalia to expose how foreign aid has accidentally been diverted to funding terror, he's investigated the epidemic of sex crimes in India and he's reported from Haiti during violent protests against the government there.

    This year Kiley travelled 4,000km around Houthi-held Yemen, investigating allegations that the rebel government was manipulating food aid to gain political power. With rare access, Kiley reported on the humanitarian crisis that has led to countless civilian deaths and hundreds protesting the United States' and Saudi Arabia's involvement in the conflict.

    Kiley reported from Venezuela on the transformation of Juan Guaido, the country's self-declared president, and he went undercover in Venezuela's hospitals, covering the worsening effects of the humanitarian crisis and visiting the last pediatric surgical ward in Caracas.

    Following the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings, Kiley reported live from the locations of the attacks and got an exclusive sit-down interview with Maithripala Sirisena, the President of Sri Lanka.

    An award-winning journalist and author, Kiley began his career as a foreign reporter with The Sunday Times in Los Angeles before moving quickly on to Africa where he was The Times' cor