CNN International has appointed Ravi Agrawal as bureau chief for New Delhi.
Agrawal has worked with the network across its London and US offices for eight years. He assumes this new role after being the senior producer of CNN's flagship Sunday programme on world affairs, 'Fareed Zakaria GPS'.
Ellana Lee, VP and managing editor, CNN International APAC, says, "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. 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."
Before GPS, Agrawal was the senior producer for 'Connect the World', CNN International's daily primetime show. Earlier, he produced key news programmes from the London bureau including Business International, CNN Today and World Business Today.
Having joined the network in 2006, Agrawal rose to become producer in a very short span, gaining extensive 'live' and in-field production experience from around the world including Davos, Delhi, London, Mumbai, New York and Washington.