CNN’s Paula Hancocks becomes Seoul-based correspondent
journalist Paula Hancocks is to be based in Seoul for CNN Worldwide,
it was announced today by Parisa Khosravi, Senior Vice President of
this new role Hancocks will focus on covering stories from the
Korean Peninsula and the surrounding region. The new position allows
her to build further on her reputation as a tenacious and talented
reporter after more than a decade working at CNN.
“Paula is a highly accomplished journalist with a first class track
record of delivering on stories of global significance”, Khosravi
said. “We are delighted that she is taking on this key posting as
South Korea continues to play a hugely important role across the
international news agenda”, she added.
Prior to taking
up her position in Seoul, Hancocks was the network’s international
correspondent based in Jerusalem. She reported on stories including
the construction of new settlements in the West Bank, border clashes
between Israel and Lebanon and the confrontation aboard an aid ship
bound for Gaza.
served as a correspondent at CNN's London bureau, reporting on a
wide range of stories including the London bombings and terror
trials as well as prominent stories and breaking news across Europe.
She also covered the Israeli-Palestinian troubles on several
occasions throughout her career at CNN, reported on the
Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, for which the team won the Ed Murrow
award; the Pakistan earthquake; the ongoing troubles in Iraq; and
the Asian tsunami, for which the CNN team won a DuPont-Columbia
CNN in 2001 as a production assistant. Prior to joining CNN, Hancocks studied for a postgraduate degree in broadcast journalism
at the University of Wales, Cardiff. She also graduated with a BA in
French and Italian from the University of Durham. Hancocks grew up
in Monmouth, South Wales.
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