Becky Anderson

Becky Anderson was born on November 15, 1967 in Manchester, England. She is known as a British journalist and is the anchor of CNN International's flagship news and current affairs primetime news program, Connect the World.

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Becky is a very hard working lady, who believes that nothing in life happens by chance. She believes one has to work hard to find great opportunities and grab them with both hands. She studied Economics as her major while completing her Bachelor’s degree at Sussex University. She then moved to the United States to attend Arizona State University and completed her Master’s Degree in Mass Communications. She claims she knew exactly what she wanted to in life and went all the way to achieve her goals.

Journalism Career

Becky is a very skilled interviewer and famous journalist who has been working for CNN for over a decade.

She started her professional career by working for local newspapers in Arizona in the late 1990’s. Becky’s strengths and presentation skills resulted in her being offered a job by CNN in 1999. Immediately, she was selected as a presenter for a CNN’s program, World Business. In the beginning she focused her attention on business and finance but eventually, her excellent anchoring skills made her move to other forms of news. In March 2003, she accompanied CNN’s international team to Kuwait to set up their broadcast center and played a major role in the network’s efforts to cover the ongoing war in Iraq.

In 2005, she covered the devastated areas of South Asia due to an earthquake. That same year, she covered the terror attacks in London and riots in Paris. Due to her questioning skills and ability to handle unforeseen conditions, she got a chance to interview many important people around the world. These include top world leaders and decisions makers like Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon and many others.

She described her interviewing style to Vogue Magazine, “I want to learn who it is I’m speaking to. You can report on a story or you can reveal the truth and the characters behind a story. Humanizing people in TV interviews is massively important. A good news show is like a good dinner party. You might start out talking about the news of the region but then you move on to art, culture, music, events.”

A favorite interview of hers was with Egyptian superstar footballer Mo Salah who took her around his Liverpool home, “We were driving around the city and every time we’d stop at a traffic light, people would knock on the window. It was a rental car and we couldn’t figure out how to open the windows! It was amazing to be with him and realize what celebrity really is. Yet he’s so humble, focused and brilliant. I always go into an interview hoping I can reveal to the viewer who this person really is.”

15 Oct, 2018

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