Hugh Riminton is an award-winning CNN anchor/correspondent based in Hong Kong. He presents CNN TODAY with Kristie Lu Stout every weekday morning Hong Kong time. The program, broadcast globally, provides a continual mix of live and breaking news, news features, business updates, sport, weather and analysis. CNN Today was recently awarded current affairs program of the year at the prestigious Asian Television Awards.
His first assignment with CNN saw Riminton taking a leading role in the Dupont-Columbia award-winning coverage of the Indian Ocean tsunami. From Sri Lanka he anchored many hours of live broadcasts while also reporting the disaster.
Other highlights with CNN include extended reporting assignments in China, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Iraq. From Pakistan, Riminton reported and wrote CNNs one hour documentary: The Path to Peace. He also co-anchored CNNs historic week-long broadcast from Beijing, Eye on China. More recently,
Riminton returned to Baghdad for six weeks for CNN International and CNN U.S. He reported on Iraqs complex political, military and societal crises as the U.S. troop surge went into effect.
Riminton joined CNN from the Nine Network in Australia. As a foreign correspondent he has reported from more than 30 countries. His last four years at the Nine Network saw him combine traveling duties with anchoring Australias respected national evening news program, NIGHTLINE.
Riminton has reported on wars in Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda and Iraq. He has covered conflict zones from East Timor to Northern Ireland, from the Balkans to Israel and the Occupied Territories and coups and rebellions from Fiji to Northern Uganda. In Australia, he has reported on federal politics as well as momentous domestic events including the Port Arthur massacre and the Thredbo landslide disaster. In New Zealand, he covered the 1979 Erebus disaster, the 1981 Springbok tour riots and the rise of the anti-nuclear movement.
Among his journalistic honors are Australias premier awards for journalism, the Walkley Award and the Logie Award.
Australian, he was born in Sri Lanka and raised in New Zealand. He holds a MA degree from Sydneys Macquarie University.