CNN names successor to Cramer

CNN has named Tony Maddox as executive vice president and managing director of CNN International, to replace Chris Cramer who retired last month.

In his new role, journalist and news executive Maddox assumes responsibility for a worldwide portfolio which includes five CNN services in English, CNN Arabic and CNN en Espanol, as well as international newsgathering and editorial programming oversight.

Maddox will report directly to Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide.

Walton said: "Tony brings to his new role a combination of professional skills and personal qualities that is increasingly rare in our industry."

Maddox spent 13 years with the BBC, and joined CNN in 1998 as managing editor for its Europe, Middle East and Africa coverage, based in London.

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