Becky Anderson

Rebecca "Becky" Anderson (born 15 November 1967 in Manchester, England) is a British journalist, and the anchor of CNN International's flagship news and current affairs primetime news program Connect the World. She previously hosted Business International.

Becky Anderson
Becky Anderson
Anderson at the 2006 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos
Born15 November 1967 (age 51)
United Kingdom
EducationArizona State University
University of Sussex
OccupationCNN International Anchor and Correspondent
Notable credit(s)
CNN International's Connect the World Anchor (2009–present)


Anderson holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and French from the University of Sussex,[1] and a master's degree in Mass Communication from Arizona State University.

She worked for Bloomberg, CNBC, and joined CNN in 1999.[2]

Staged Protest Allegations

Anderson drew criticism after an incident involving the June 2017 London Bridge attack where she was accused of staging an event showing Muslims demonstrating to show sympathy to the victims of the attack. However CNN refuted the allegation. "This story is nonsense," CNN said in a statement. "The group of demonstrators that was at the police cordon was being allowed through by officers so they could show their signs to the gathered media. The CNN crew along with other media present simply filmed them doing so."[3]


  1. ^ "University of Sussex". University of California. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  2. ^ magazine, Suchitra Bajpai Chaudhary, Friday (2012-12-06). "Up close and personal with CNN's Becky Anderson". GulfNews. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  3. ^ "CNN rejects critics who say it staged sympathetic Muslim images". Washington Examiner. 5 June 2017.

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From 1989 until 2005, this edition included exclusive programmes to the Asia-Pacific region such as Asia This Day, CNN Morning News (Asian edition), News Biz Today and Asia News. Since mid-2003, News Biz Today and Asia News (which were eventually renamed into CNN News and Asia Now and CNN India respectively) were simulcast on the other editions of CNN International. In addition, from 1990 to 2005, to differentiate it from the other feeds, the network logo on the lower-right hand of the screen had a static globe with the Asian continent facing the audiences.

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