CNN is establishing a multi-platform operation in Lagos, Nigeria. The operation is designed to increase news coverage of Africa and give the network a strong digital presence on the continent.
According to Deborah Rayner, an Svp for news gathering at CNN international, Nigerian Native Stephanie Bursari will lead the operation “This is a truly integrated role, and one that underlines CNN’s commitment to both Nigeria and Africa as a whole,” Rayner began. “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.”