CNN Go Nigeria! New Multi Platform Operation To Be Led By Nigerian
Speaking on the expansion project, Deborah Rayner who is an SVP for 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.”
Stephanie Busari is a Nigerian, serving as supervising producer and first responder for all platforms. She joined CNN in 2008, and has worked across some of the network’s most important African stories. Busari was central to CNN’s coverage of the Missing Chibok girls, working alongside Senior International Correspondent Nima Elbagir.
In a statement about the new role she said:
“To return to Nigeria at such an important time in the country’s history is a proud and exciting moment for me.
“This is such a vibrant country, full of possibilities, and as well as my broader remit looking at Africa as a whole this role will be about putting the many sides of Nigeria itself into sharper relief for the world.”
More About CNN Stephanie Busari
Busari began her career at the now-defunct London-based newspaper New Nation, which was aimed at the UK’s black and ethnic minority communities. She has won multi-award as a journalist.
She then moved to the UK’s Daily Mirror, where among other beats she covered Northern Ireland, reporting on some of the worst affected areas of “The Troubles”. While in Belfast she also launched and edited an award-winning lifestyle column for the paper. She a native Yoruba speaker, and also speaks French fluently.