Anna Coren

Anna Coren (born 28 October 1975) is an Australian journalist and former news anchor who is an international correspondent with CNN based in Hong Kong.

Anna Coren
Anna Coren

28 October 1975 (age 43)
Alma materCharles Sturt University
OccupationTelevision presenter
WebsiteCNN profile


Coren graduated from Charles Sturt University's Bathurst campus in 1996 with a communications degree and spent time working for regional television networks Prime (12 months) and NBN (18 months). She was picked up by the Nine Network in 1999 and earned a spot as an on-camera reporter for National Nine News in early 2000. In 2002, she began presenting news updates and the National Nine Early Morning News.

Coren's career at the Seven Network began in December 2003, presenting late news updates and presenting the summer edition of Today Tonight in the place of Naomi Robson. She has since presented many one-off events such as Australia's Brainiest Kid, 2005 Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Royal Wedding Night with Seven and Zero Hour – The Bali Bombings. Her role at Seven also involved filling-in as news presenter with the morning news program Sunrise. Coren also presented Seven's factual series True Stories.

In 2005, Coren was appointed United States correspondent for Seven News replacing Mike Amor who returned to Australia to present Seven 4.30 News. In this role she appeared on the Global Notebook segment for Sunrise.

During her tenure as the Seven Network's U.S. correspondent Coren covered the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War from Northern Israel and the 2005 G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland.

On 27 January 2007, Coren was appointed presenter of Today Tonight, replacing Naomi Robson who left the show on 1 December 2006.[1] Her role as presenter of Today Tonight saw Coren become the frequent subject of satire by the presenters of the television show The Chaser's War on Everything.

In September 2008, Coren announced that she would be leaving Today Tonight to take up a position with CNN in Hong Kong.[2] She was succeeded by Matthew White, with Coren presenting Today Tonight for the last time on 10 October 2008.[3]


Coren received the 2011 and 2012 Asian Television Award for "Best News Presenter or Anchor" for her work on the CNN program World Report.[4] In December 2013 Coren received her third Asian Television Award-winning the prestigious 'Best News Story 10 minutes or less' for her powerful exclusive report 'Afghanistan Taliban Firefight'.


  1. ^ "End of a casual affair". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney. 27 January 2007.
  2. ^ Reines, Ros (28 September 2008). "Anna Coren quits Seven for Hong Kong". Archived from the original on 2 October 2008. Retrieved 28 September 2008.
  3. ^ Robinson, Georgina (9 October 2008). "Tomorrow Today Tonight is just another yesterday for Coren". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2008.
  4. ^ "CNN's Anna Coren named 'Best News Presenter'". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2012.

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Preceded by
Naomi Robson
Today Tonight
East coast presenter

December 2006 – 10 October 2008
Succeeded by
Matthew White
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Coren is a variant of the Roman masculine and female given name Corina meaning "spear".

It was the surname of the following people:

Alan Coren (1938–2007), English journalist and satirist

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Finn Coren (born 1961), Norwegian musician

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