For Release: June 11, 2002
Accomplished British broadcast journalist Daljit Dhaliwal is joining the CNN News Group as an anchor for CNN International (CNNI), it was announced today by Rena Golden, executive vice president and general manager of CNNI. She will be based in the network's Atlanta headquarters.
Known around the world for her ITN reporting across the United States on PBS, Ms. Dhaliwal will begin in August as anchor of the network's signature "World News" program. She will also host CNN's "World Report."
Ms. Dhaliwal is a key figure in the next programming phase for CNNI, which is scheduled to launch this fall and will focus on the primetime audiences in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
"Daljit's exceptional journalistic skills combined with her engaging on-screen presence reaffirms CNN International's commitment to a highly skilled and diverse anchor base," Ms. Golden said. "With her experience and expertise in reporting on global news and international affairs, Daljit is a perfect choice as a new anchor for CNN International."
Previously, Ms. Dhaliwal anchored ITN's World News for Public Television, which was seen throughout the United States on PBS. In addition, she co-anchored Britain's primetime Channel Four News and served as a senior anchor on ITN's 24-hour news channel.
"I'm thrilled to be joining CNN, and I'm very much looking forward to working with a talented team of anchors and reporters from around the globe," Ms. Dhaliwal said. "I've been a fan of the network for many years, having turned to it while travelling around the world to keep me informed about international news."
As a broadcast anchor, Ms. Dhaliwal has reported on all the major international news stories of the last eight years, including the Balkans conflict, the ongoing tensions in the Middle East, the genocide in Rwanda and Operation Enduring Freedom. She has also interviewed such political leaders as Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto and Arab leader Yasser Arafat.
Ms. Dhaliwal has moderated and hosted several prestigious conferences, including U.N. conferences in New York and at The Hague. She has also served as a judge for the Amnesty International Media Awards and Britain's television BAFTAS. In 1999, she was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World," and Esquire also named her in its "Women We Love" profile.
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