Producer for CNN International and Correspondent for CNN en Español
Claudia Rebaza is a producer for CNN International and Correspondent for CNN en Español. Based in CNN's London bureau.
Based in CNN's London bureau since 2006, Rebaza has played a key part in CNN's coverage of major breaking news in Europe and across the EMEA region both in front of the camera and behind.
Rebaza has reported on most of the terror attacks in Europe and the fight against ISIS - including the attacks at Westminster Bridge, London Bridge, and Parsons Green in the UK capital -- in addition to the terror attacks in Barcelona and Tunisia.
She also reported on political and diplomatic stories including the presidential elections in Russia and France, Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the UK general election. She has covered the diplomatic crisis between Russia and the UK after the poisoning of the Skripals, the US pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, US military strikes on Syria, Wikileaks and Julian Assange's asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy.
Rebaza has also been deployed on major breaking news stories including the German Wings plane crash, the 2014 uprising in Ukraine, the referendum on - and subsequent invasion of - Crimea.
In the Middle East, Rebaza covered the months-long Israeli operation in Gaza from the Jerusalem bureau and the Syrian refugee crisis, including being the only journalist to accompany a group of Syrian refugees from Lebanon to Uruguay in October 2014. She also covered the Arab Spring uprisings across the region, including deploying to Libya after Muammar Gaddafi's death in 2011.
With her base in the UK, Rebaza has covered all the main Royal events, including weddings, births and jubilees. She co-anchored CNNE's coverage of the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.
She also co-anchored on the day of Nelson Mandela's funeral and the Nobel peace prize ceremony with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
She also regularly covers the World Economic Forum in Davos, having interviewed a host of Latin American leaders, including Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and key Latin American politicians.
Additionally, Rebaza has interviewed celebrities such as photographer Mario Testino, singers Juan Luis Guerra & James Blunt and Peruvian Tenor Juan Diego Florez.
In her role as a producer and as part of the newsgathering team in London for CNN International, Rebaza also played a key role in the network's coverage of the referendum in Catalonia, Spain and the political crisis that followed. She continues to follow the developments after the Brexit referendum in the UK. She deployed to Malaysia after flight MH370 disappeared, to Norway for the terror attacks on youth camps, and to Italy for the Amanda Knox verdict and the Costa Concordia disaster.
Rebaza also covered the Papal conclave at the Vatican, for which she received an Emmy nomination for her work in the field. She received another nomination as part of the news editors team for CNN's coverage of the shooting in Independence Square in Ukraine.
Rebaza has also been deployed to her native Latin America for Presidential elections in Venezuela and the Edward Snowden Asylum petition in Ecuador and Venezuela.
Born in Peru, Rebaza began her career in journalism in Lima. She gained her BA in Communications Science at Universidad de Lima and obtained her Masters degree in International Relations and Political Theory at University of Westminster in London.