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Anna Coren

Anna Coren is an award-winning international correspondent for CNN International, based at the network’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. She joined CNN in 2008 as an anchor and has made the transition to roving international correspondent. In 2013, she was recognized for her outstanding work at the Asian Television Awards, winning ‘Best News Story’ for her exclusive report ‘Afghanistan Taliban Firefight’ where she came under enemy fire for more than 90 minutes in Nejrab alongside U.S. Special Forces. This follows wins in both 2011 and 2012 at the Asian Television Awards where she won ‘Best News Presenter/Anchor’.

Coren has been a journalist for more than a decade and has reported on location from some of the biggest news events in Asia Pacific over the last couple of years, including the Philippines’ devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan, the death of Kim Jung Il, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Thailand’s worst floods in 50 years, and the North Korean nuclear crisis. She has also been to Afghanistan twice in the past 12 months.

In her time at CNN, Coren has interviewed some of the world’s top newsmakers, including United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Thailand’s former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, Australia’s then Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Hollywood actors and activists George Clooney and Sigourney Weaver, Australian movie director Baz Luhrmann, and legendary golfer Greg Norman.

Coren led CNN’s special programming ‘Eye On’ series reporting live from Mongolia, Thailand, Macedonia, South Korea and Indonesia, providing viewers with insights about the business, culture and personalities that make each country unique.

Prior to joining CNN in 2008, Coren held a variety of positions at broadcasters in Australia, most notably at ‘Today Tonight’, a national current affairs program on the Seven Network. In 2006 she also served as the network’s US correspondent based in Los Angeles. Coren began her career with Australia’s Nine Network as a reporter and presenter. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Australia’s Charles Sturt University.

 

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