Parisa Khosravi, Senior Vice President for International Newsgathering at CNN, is responsible for international and domestic newsgathering operations, which include more than 100 correspondents at the network’s 45 bureaus worldwide in addition to the Atlanta-based international and domestic assignment desks.
She also oversees International Newsource, the network’s international affiliate division that services more than 200 CNN affiliates worldwide.
Khosravi has been responsible for driving the network’s largest investment in international newsgathering in its 30-year-history. In this time she has strategically increased the number of bureaus around the world, placing new operations in Kabul, Afghanistan; Lagos, Nigeria; Nairobi, Kenya; Mumbai, India; and Abu Dhabi, UAE. In nearly 24 years with CNN, Khosravi has led CNN’s coverage of the most significant international stories of the past two decades.
Previously Khosravi served as vice president of international newsgathering, overseeing all staff deployment for CNN’s international correspondents as well as the execution of planned and breaking news events for all of CNN’s news services. Khosravi joined CNN as a video journalist in 1987. She earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia College in Chicago and studied French at the Université de Sorbonne in Paris. She is fluent in Farsi.
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