Robyn Curnow is an anchor and correspondent for CNN based at the network¹s bureau in Johannesburg, South Africa.
She is host of CNN Marketplace Africa, a programme that offers a weekly insight into African business.
Curnow has interviewed newsmakers such as former South African President Nelson Mandela, US First Lady Michelle Obama, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, former US President Bill Clinton and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Along with politicians such as South African President Jacob Zuma and Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Curnow has also interviewed US talk show host Oprah Winfrey and U2¹s Bono.
Her weekly facetime interview on Marketplace Africa is the place for business leaders to talk about commerce on the African continent. Among others, she has interviewed Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani, IMF head Christine Lagarde, Zimbabwean Finance Minister Tendai Biti, First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan, Prudential CEO Tidjane Thiam, Econet CEO Strive Masiywa, MTN CEO Sifiso Dabengwa and other business leaders.
Curnow reported exclusively from inside the controversial diamond mines of Marange, in Zimbabwe, 2012. She has also reported live from the streets of Harare in recent years charting that country¹s political and economic troubles.
Additionally, Curnow reported from Nelson Mandela¹s home during his 94th birthday filing exclusive reports on the former South African president¹s birthday celebrations. She did a rare interview with Mandela on his 90th birthday and she continues to report on his health.
Curnow has also extensively covered the career of Oscar Pistorius, often giving audiences exclusive and rare access to the Olympian athlete. She led CNN¹s coverage of Pistorius¹ shooting of his girlfriend and continues to report on the events surrounding the Valentines Day¹s tragedy.
Curnow recently covered Prince Harry¹s trip to Southern Africa.
Curnow has filed stories and presented shows from Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Lesotho, Malawi, Kenya, Namibia, Botswana and other places.
Curnow has won international awards for her coverage of the HIV/Aids epidemic in South Africa and for her hour-long documentary on Mandela at 90.
Previously, Curnow was a freelance correspondent and anchor at CNN¹s London bureau, reporting on the death of Pope John Paul II from the Vatican, the
2005 London bombings and the South Asian tsunami, for which the CNN team won a DuPont-Columbia Award.
Early on in her journalism career, Robyn was a news reporter for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. She has also worked as a reporter for the BBC.
Curnow has a Master of Philosophy degree in International Relations from Cambridge University.
Curnow was born in Australia but raised in South Africa.
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