Anna Coren

International Correspondent at CNN Hong Kong


Anna Coren is an Australian award-winning international correspondent for CNN International, based at the network’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. She joined CNN in 2008 as an anchor and has made the transition to roving international correspondent. In 2013, she was recognized for her outstanding work at the Asian Television Awards, winning “Best News Story” for her exclusive report “Afghanistan Taliban Firefight” where she came under enemy fire in Nejrab alongside U.S. special forces. This follows wins in both 2011 and 2012 at the Asian Television Awards where she won “Best News Presenter/Anchor.”

Current work

Coren has been a journalist for more than 15 years reporting on location from some of the world’s biggest news events, including the battle against ISIS in Iraq, the Ukraine crisis, the war in Afghanistan, the Philippines’ devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan, the death of Kim Jung Il, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Thailand’s worst floods in 50 years, and the North Korean nuclear crisis.

In her time at CNN, Coren has interviewed some of the world’s top newsmakers, including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, former Australian Prime Ministers Julia Gillard and John Howard and Hollywood actors and activists George Clooney and Sigourney Weaver.

Coren led CNN’s special programming “Eye On” series, reporting live from Mongolia, Thailand,
Macedonia, South Korea and Indonesia, providing viewers with insights about the business, culture and personalities that make each country unique.

Previous experience

Broadcasters: Prior to joining CNN in 2008, Coren held a variety of positions at broadcasters in Australia, most notably at the Seven Network’s national current affairs program “Today Tonight.” In 2006, she was the network’s U.S. correspondent based in Los Angeles. Coren began her career with Australia’s Nine Network as a reporter and presenter. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Australia’s Charles Sturt University.