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CNN to open multi-platform bureau in Nigeria

By Daniel Anazia
26 July 2016   |   1:01 am
Speaking on the development, Deborah Rayner, SVP, news gathering at CNN International, said: “This is a truly integrated role, and one that underlines CNN’s commitment to both Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
 Deborah Rayner

Deborah Rayner

Cable Network News (CNN) has launched a new multi-platform operation designed to give the network a nimble, broad-based, digital-first presence in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria.

Leading the operation will be Stephanie Busari, who takes on the role of Supervising Producer, Africa. Busari will work across CNN’s newsgathering and digital operations, and will be the network’s first responder for all platforms.

Speaking on the development, Deborah Rayner, SVP, news gathering at CNN International, said: “This is a truly integrated role, and one that underlines CNN’s commitment to both Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Stephanie will work across our platforms on both news and feature content.

In particular, she will head CNN’s Africa content across digital – responding to breaking news and managing our Africa features projects. She will also be central to CNN International’s coverage of the continent on television.