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CNN International names Ravi Agrawal as New Delhi bureau chief

NEW DELHI: News broadcaster CNN International has named Ravi Agrawal as the New Delhi bureau chief. Assuming the new role on 1 April, Agrawal will oversee CNN’s multi-platform newsgathering operations from India.

Agrawal, an award-winning CNN producer, has worked with the network in its London and US offices for eight yearsRavi Agrawal. He takes this new responsibility from being the senior producer of CNN’s flagship Sunday programme on world affairs ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS’.

“India has the world’s interest and CNN has had a long-standing presence and robust operations in the country for well over two decades now. Ravi’s appointment is very timely as we prepare to cover the world’s largest democracy going to the polls in the coming months,” said CNN International Asia Pacific VP and managing editor Ellana Lee.

“The wealth of talent and experience at CNN has enabled us to recruit the strongest candidate from inside the company for this vital role. With a combination of Ravi’s deep knowledge, understanding of India and his in-depth experience with the network’s global shows and operations, we will continue our comprehensive coverage from this country,” she added.

Before ‘GPS’, Agrawal was the senior producer for CNN International’s daily primetime show ‘Connect the World’. Previously, he produced key news programmes from the London bureau including ‘Business International’, ‘CNN Today’ and ‘World Business Today’.

Agrawal had joined CNN in 2006 and quickly rose to become a producer gaining extensive live and in-field production experience from around the world including, Davos, Delhi, London, Mumbai, New York and Washington.

In 2013, he was named a ‘Young Global Shaper’ by the World Economic Forum. He received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Harvard College where he was elected to the editorial board of ‘The Harvard Crimson’ in his freshman year.