CNN is establishing a multi-platform operation in Lagos, Nigeria. Launching specifically in Lagos, the operation is designed for the increase of news coverage for Africa and gives the network a strong digital presence on the continent.
Based on the report by Deborah Rayner, an SVP for news gathering at CNN International, Nigerian native Stephanie Busari may lead the operation. “This is a truly integrated role, and one that underlines CNN’s commitment to both Nigeria and Africa as a whole,” Rayner began. “Stephanie will work across our platforms on both news and feature content. In particular, she will head CNN’s Africa content across digital – responding to breaking news and managing our Africa features projects. She will also be central to CNN International’s coverage of the continent on television.”