Paula Newton

Anchor and Correspondent

Paula Newton is an anchor and correspondent for CNN based in Canada.
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Paula Newton is an international correspondent for CNN based in Canada.

Previously Newton served as CNN’s international security correspondent. Based at the network’s bureau in London, she was responsible for CNN’s coverage of the issues surrounding the threat of global terrorism from the implementation of anti-terrorism measures, tensions within communities, immigration and the impact these issues have on the daily lives of many individuals.

A seasoned conflict and political reporter, Newton’s career has combined coverage of the wars in the Middle East, Kosovo and the Balkans with political affairs reporting from the major G8, NATO and Commonwealth Summits.

Ahead of UK Election Day in 2016, Newton took to the railways to engage with voters on the politics, issues and candidates, often reporting live through a specially-modified backpack that allowed for 24/7 live broadcast capability.

Newton joined CNN in 2005 following a 12-year career with the Canadian broadcaster CTV. Her high profile roles at CTV included Moscow Bureau Chief and National Affairs Correspondent in Ottawa. While at CTV she also worked as Atlantic Affairs reporter in Halifax and Quebec Affairs Correspondent in Montreal and occasionally anchored some of its flagship news shows.

Before joining CTV, Newton spent two years as an anchor/reporter at CHCH Television in Toronto and before that two years at Atlantic Television News. She started her career in 1986 as parliamentary producer at Independent Satellite News in its Ottawa Bureau.

Newton has won a number of awards including two World Medals from the New York Festival; one for a news report on organ selling and the other for her coverage of the war in Kosovo. She also won the Best Reportage Award at the Canadian Geminis.

She holds a Master of Business Administration (International Finance) from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and a Bachelor of Journalism & Political Science (Honours) from Carleton University, Ottawa. She is fluent in English, French, and Italian, and has conversational Russian and Spanish.

Follow Paula on Twitter: @paulanewtoncnn