Eleni Giokos moving to CNN UAE

Eleni Giokos moving to CNN UAE

Eleni Giokos has been promoted to anchor and correspondent in a move to CNN UAE

May 27th, 2021

Eleni Giokos Headshot

CNN’s Eleni Giokos is taking on a new, expanded role at the network and moving to the United Arab Emirates as an anchor and correspondent.


Read the full press release here.

“Eleni is an outstanding anchor as well as a skillful and exceptionally versatile correspondent. This move will bring that talent and experience to a new region.”

Meara Erdozain, Senior Vice President, CNN International

Giokos, who will be based in Dubai, will take on additional anchoring responsibilities for CNN, primarily working with Becky Anderson on the network’s flagship Middle East programme, Connect the World, anchored from CNN’s Abu Dhabi bureau. She will also bring her more than 15 years’ international reporting experience, particularly in business, across the region. Although based in Dubai, she will also continue to anchor her show, Connecting Africa, travelling often into and across the continent from the UAE. 

“There are so many interesting business and cultural stories there, and with Dubai Expo on the horizon it is a really dynamic moment. I’m also incredibly passionate about Africa, and the beauty of this move is that I will be able to travel easily across the continent from my new home.”

Eleni Giokos

Since joining CNN in 2015 from Bloomberg TV Africa, Giokos has reported on the ground across Africa, from Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Zimbabwe, to Rwanda, Senegal, Ghana, Lesotho and more. She has highlighted the growing links between Africa and Asia while reporting from South Korea and Kazakhstan, travelled to the United States to report from Washington DC, and anchored shows from the network’s London, New York, and Atlanta hubs.

Read the full press release here.