Tue 01 Mar 2011 12:21 PM
Hala Gorani

Hala Gorani

Industry: Media

Company: CNN

Designation: Anchor

Country: USA/Syria

Occupation: Anchor

Often considered CNN’s face in the Arab world, Hala Gorani is
an anchor and correspondent for the 24-hour news channel.

She has covered major news events in the Middle East, including
the recent Egypt protests and
has reported from every country in the region, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq,
and the Palestinian territories.

Born in Seattle, Washington to Syrian parents, Gorani’s childhood included
growing up in Paris, France,
as well as some time in Algeria.
She graduated from George
Mason University
with a Bachelor of Science in Economics before graduating from the renowned Institut
d’Études Politiques de Paris.

Formerly the host of Inside the Middle East, Gorani now anchors
CNN’s International Desk and has interviewed guests ranging from Tony Blair to Rafik
Hariri to Nouri al Maliki.