• Frida Ghitis is a world affairs columnist and author; a former CNN producer and correspondent, she has worked in more than 60 countries, from Tibet to the Amazon jungle, covering major international developments and their impact on the everyday lives of individuals.

    She was part of the CNN teams that covered the first Gulf War, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and wars in the Balkans, Somalia and elsewhere. She has traveled extensively in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America, with experience in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and other countries in the region. In Asia, she has reported from India, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, and Thailand, among others. A native of Colombia, she has covered Latin America extensively.

    During her time on CNN staff she reported for CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español and is currently a frequent on-air analyst in both English and Spanish.

    She graduated from Emory University and from the University of Northern British Columbia, with a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Political Science, respectively.

    Her work focuses on international political and economic trends to the struggle for human rights and women's equality.

    In addition to CNN.com, she writes the weekly World Citizen for World Politics Review, and her global affairs columns in the Miami Herald are distributed domestically and internationally by McClatchy and Tribune Publishing.

    A public speaker and consultant on Middle East and world affairs, her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic.com, and dozens of publications throughout the world. She is the author of "The End of Revolution: a changing world in the age of live television."