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 killing of Qasem Soleimani and the subsequent shooting down of the Ukranian passenger plane, and the Hong Kong protests. She was pivotal to CNN’s Emmy nominated coverage of China’s treatment of Uyghurs and the Myanmar coup. She also spearheaded the network’s coverage of the Sri Lanka terror attacks, the Indonesian earthquake, the Lion Air plane crash and the Thai cave rescue.
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.
Eastwood has been recognized multiple times for her work at CNN including an Emmy award in 2022 for Outstanding Hard News Feature Story and the Breaking News Award from the Royal Television Society in 2020.
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.