Errol Barnett is an anchor and correspondent for CNN International based at the network's headquarters in Atlanta.

    He currently anchors 'CNN Newsroom' Monday through Thursday on CNNI and CNN/US from 0700-0900 GMT/0200-0400 ET. He's covered breaking news events including the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, death of comedian Robin Williams, and the Paris terror attacks in January of this year.

    Barnett previously served as a general assignment correspondent based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition, he hosted the award-winning cultural affairs program, 'Inside Africa,' and contributed to CNNI's 'African Voices' and 'CNN Marketplace Africa' programs.

    During his time in South Africa, he covered a number of stories including the death of Nelson Mandela, the Oscar Pistorius trial and the unrest in the country's volatile mining industry.

    As host of 'Inside Africa,' Barnett traveled to 22 countries on the continent in two years, trekking from Mozambique to Morocco. His self-styled journey of discovery included stories on endangered lemurs of Madagascar, dying Arabic-Swahili music styles in Tanzania and bungee jumping over the Zambezi River in Zambia.

    Before and during the Arab Spring in 2011, Barnett anchored a weekday Middle East focused news hour from the network's production hub in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Over the span of a year, unrest in Tunisia sparked a revolution there and similar uprisings in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria, all of which was covered live during Barnett's broadcasts. Barnett also anchored major breaking news events like the aftermath of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, the rescue of the Chilean Miners as well as global reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden.

    After joining CNN in 2008, Barnett initially hosted weekly episodes of 'iReport for CNN' reporting on the growing influence of social media sites and incorporating that content in CNN's coverage of breaking news stories like Iran's presidential elections in 2009, terrorist bombings in Jakarta and the offensive between Israel and Gaza in early 2009.

    Beyond his role as anchor/correspondent, Barnett has moderated numerous forums for the World Bank, Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the International Press Institute among many others.

    Barnett's career in journalism started in high school in Arizona when the in-school program, Channel One News, selected him to join their annual 'Student Produced Week' in Los Angeles. After that the network offered him a full-time job and relocated him to California as their youngest anchor/reporter. In his five years with Channel One, Barnett reported on many stories throughout the United States, including the 2004 Democratic National Convention; the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; Hurricanes Ivan and Lily; and wildfires in California. Other notable stories covered include in-depth multi-part coverage of teenage heroin use in the New England suburbs; credit card debt issues for young people; and violence in schools.

    Barnett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a focus on international relations from University of California, Los Angeles in 2008. While studying at UCLA, he briefly worked as a host/correspondent for ReelzChannel, interviewing several U.S. celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Russell Crowe, Halle Berry and Christian Bale while covering film festivals and movie premieres. Born in Milton Keynes, England, Barnett is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.