Agrawal is an award-winning CNN producer and has worked with the network across its London and US offices for eight years
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | February 19, 2014
CNN International has appointed Ravi Agrawal as its New Delhi Bureau Chief. Agrawal will commence his new role from April 1, 2014. He will manage and oversee CNNâs multi-platform news gathering operations from India.
Agrawal is an award-winning CNN producer and has worked with the network across its London and US offices for eight years. He assumes the new role from being the senior producer of CNNâs flagship Sunday programme on world affairs, âFareed Zakaria GPSâ.
âIndia has the worldâs interest and CNN has had a longstanding presence and robust operations in the country for well over two decades now. Raviâs appointment is very timely as we prepare to cover the worldâs largest democracy going to the polls in the coming months,â said Ellana Lee, VP and Managing Editor, CNN International Asia Pacific. âThe wealth of talent and experience at CNN has enabled us to recruit the strongest candidate from inside the company for this vital role. With a combination of Raviâs deep knowledge, understanding of India and his in-depth experience with the networkâs global shows and operations, we will continue our comprehensive coverage from this country,â she added.
Before GPS, Agrawal was the senior producer for âConnect the Worldâ, CNN Internationalâs daily primetime show. Previously, he produced key news programmes from the London Bureau including Business International, CNN Today and World Business Today. Having joined the network in 2006, Agrawal rose to become a producer in a very short span gaining extensive âliveâ and in-field production experience from around the world including Davos, Delhi, London, Mumbai, New York and Washington.
In 2013, Agrawal was named a âYoung Global Shaperâ by the World Economic Forum. He received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Harvard College where he was elected to the editorial board of The Harvard Crimson in his freshman year.