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Hala Gorani

is an anchor and correspondent for CNN

International. She anchors

The World Right Now with

Hala Gorani

- a show that brings viewers into the heart

of CNN’s international newsgathering operation and

immerses them in the latest stories of the day.

In the past year, Hala has been central to CNN

International’s coverage of UK and US politics including

the Democratic and Republican primaries and the

UK’s decision to leave the EU. On the night of the EU

referendum, Hala anchored in London for 11 hours.

Gorani has conducted countless high profile interviews

including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead

of the G20 summit and French politician Marine Le Pen.

In addition to her anchoring duties, Hala often reports

on major breaking news stories from the field, recently

covering the Syrian refugee crisis and the terror

attacks in Paris and Brussels. Hala also covered the

2012 Egyptian Elections and has previously reported

extensively from Jordan and Egypt. She played a key

role in CNN’s coverage of the Arab Spring.

In 2010 Hala covered the devastating earthquake in Haiti,

for which CNN’s coverage was recognised with a Golden

Nymph award.

Hala formerly hosted

Inside the Middle East

, the monthly

show featuring stories on the most important social,

political and cultural issues in the region. During her

five years as host, she reported on several colourful

and thought-provoking stories including poverty in

oil-rich Bahrain; everyday struggles for artists living in

Iraq; and gay life in the Middle East, which was a first

on international television and earned a nomination for

a Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)


Hala, one of CNN’s most experienced international

journalists, has reported from every country in the

Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan

and the Palestinian territories. She was instrumental in

CNN International’s coverage of the Israel-Hezbollah

conflict in 2006, for which CNN won an Edward R.

Murrow Award.

Hala Gorani

Hala was also one of the CNN journalists awarded

a News and Documentary Emmy for the network’s

coverage of the 2011 Egyptian revolution that led to the

ousting of the country’s then president, Hosni Mubarak.

Our judges said that Hala Gorani is a superb interviewer

who pays great attention to detail, even in the face of a

breaking and rapidly developing story. The judges were

particularly impressed by the way she listens carefully

to the answers to her questions when interviewing, and

successfully draws more out of her interviewees.