CNN poaches anchor Rao from Sky

CNN has poached Anjali Rao from Sky News to be an anchor and correspondent at the network’s headquarters in Hong Kong.

Rao is to co-anchor ‘World News Asia’ alongside Andrew Stevens.

Rao
is the third signing for CNN from the UK in the past three months, with
anchors also recruited from ITN and the BBC. In October Isha Sesay was
appointed from ITN and in November Adrian Finnegan’s move from the BBC
to CNN’s London office was announced.

Rao joins CNN from Sky
News, where she was an anchor and presenter on Five News. Rao has
worked for over a decade at broadcasters in Australia, Asia and Europe.
She has covered major news stories including the attacks of 9/11, the
aftermath of the Bali bombings, the war in Iraq and the South Asian
earthquake.

Senior vice president of CNN International Rena
Golden, said: “It’s great to be starting 2006 with such strong new
additions to our anchoring team. Anjali will be an asset to CNN, with
her experience of reporting on the most significant global news stories
of the past ten years. We’re delighted to add someone of Anjali’s award
winning experience to our Hong Kong based team.”

Anjali Rao said:
“I’m looking forward to joining an international news network and
returning to Hong Kong. CNN delivers a first class service and I can’t
wait to be a part of the award-winning team.”

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