CNN is going abroad and launching a new multi-platform in Nigeria.
“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,” said Deborah Rayner, SVP, Newsgathering at CNN International.
Nigerian native Stephanie Busari will be leading the operation, as Supervising Producer, Africa. Busari will work across CNN’s newsgathering and digital operations, and will be the network’s first responder for all platforms.
“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,” Busari said.
Busari, who was central to the network’s coverage of the missing Chibok girls, joined CNN in 2008.