Hala Gorani

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Hala Gorani is one of the best-known international news anchors on television today, with over 20 years’ experience as a journalist on CNN. She anchored Hala Gorani Tonight on CNN International, a prime-time news show broadcast around the world. Throughout her career, Gorani has interviewed the likes of the Dalai Lama, Tony Blair, Malala Yousafzai, Rafik Hariri and other world leaders, but says that her most memorable conversations are those she has with ordinary people whose lives are impacted by extraordinary events. She also regularly interviews popular culture icons like author David Sedaris, actor Robert De Niro or legendary supermodels like Naomi Campbell.

Over the years, Gorani has accumulated a TV and social media following of hundreds of thousands of people. She has reported from every country in the Middle East, and she has won three Emmy awards for her reporting on stories from the region as well as numerous other awards for her work spanning the globe.

Gorani was born in Seattle, WA in the U.S., raised in France, and split her time between London and CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta during her anchoring career. She studied economics in the U.S. and is a graduate of Sciences Po in Paris. She lives in London with her husband and a cuddly cavalier spaniel named Louis.

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