Sebastian Shukla

Field Producer

Sebastian Shukla is an award-winning field producer based in CNN's London bureau.


Sebastian Shukla is an award-winning field producer based in CNN’s London bureau. Part of the London newsgathering team, he works across the EMEA and APAC regions. He has produced cross-platform stories specialising in news and features.

Shukla began his career at CNN as an intern before rising up the ranks to the role of field producer.

Among the many assignments he has undertaken, his first major breaking news coverage was the Paris terror attacks in 2016. He has gone on to cover some of the world’s biggest stories including the unrest in Belarus, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Syrian Civil War, Brexit, and Royal events. Shukla has also worked to uncover a Russian backed troll farm operating in Ghana.

Shukla has won multiple awards for his work. He was part of the Emmy-winning team investigating Russian mercenaries in the Central African Republic and the exclusive investigation into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny won two Emmys and was also awarded the Edward Murrow Award.

Shukla attended the University of Manchester, where he studied Russian. He spent his formative years living and experiencing different cultures in France, Belgium, Russia, and Singapore and speaks Russian and French.