Senior Director of Coverage
Victoria Eastwood is the Senior Director of Coverage for CNN International, based at the Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong.
Victoria Eastwood is the Senior Director of Coverage for CNN International, based at the Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. She is responsible for news coverage from the Asia-Pacific region, as well as running the network's global coverage for key parts of the day.
Since moving to Hong Kong in 2018, Eastwood has been instrumental in leading CNN International's coverage of major breaking news events including the spread of the novel coronavirus across Asia and the world, the Sri Lanka terror attacks, the Indonesian earthquake, the Lion Air plane crash and the Thai cave rescue. She also spearheaded coverage of the Hong Kong protests which was recognized by the Royal Television Society TV Journalism Awards, winning the Breaking News Award. Plus she was pivotal in the network's coverage of the killing of Qasem Soleimani and the subsequent shooting down of the Ukranian passenger plane.
Before moving to Hong Kong, Eastwood was the Senior News Editor in CNN's Europe headquarters in London, planning coverage across EMEA. She played a major role in covering the terror attacks across Europe, Brexit and national elections. Prior to that, she worked primarily in the field on breaking news and investigative reporting.
Eastwood joined CNN in 2011 as a producer based in Johannesburg. Before that she worked for Al Jazeera English in London, and spent five years at ITN's Channel 4 News. She started out at BBC Radio 4, working on The World Tonight programme.
She grew up in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in the UK. She studied politics at Exeter University and completed a post graduate diploma in broadcast journalism in Falmouth, UK.