Becky Anderson is one of CNN International's highest profile anchors.
She hosts the network's flagship news & current affairs programme, 'Connect the World', which airs weekdays at 5pm CET.
Anderson is based in CNN’s Abu Dhabi bureau, allowing her a distinctive regional perspective on some of today’s most important news stories, including the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the deepening humanitarian crisis in Syria and the advance of radical Islamist forces in Iraq.
Anderson is a skilled interviewer, adept at close questioning and has interviewed many of the world's leading politicians, decision-makers & thought-leaders. She has conducted one-on-one interviews with leading international figures, including, Desmond Tutu, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Anderson has reported from Greece on the anti-austerity riots, Tunisia during the Arab Spring uprisings and Rome on the abdication of Pope Benedict and the installation of his successor Pope Francis. She was also the official CNN Olympic Games Correspondent in 2012 and broadcast live from London’s Buckingham Palace on the birth of Prince George.
Anderson began her career in journalism as a print reporter with various business publications in Arizona. She worked with ITN, CNBC and Bloomberg before moving to CNN. She gained a master’s degree in Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and a BA (Hons) in Economics at Sussex University in the UK.