Televisionpoint.com Correspondent | Mumbai As part of CNN's international news gathering expansion, the network has opened its third editorial operation in Mumbai. It has also appointed Mallika Kapur, currently a London-based reporter, as the network's Mumbai-based international correspondent, effective immediately.
"Owning and creating content is growing our business, on television, online, with affiliates and on new digital platforms. India has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and it makes sense for us to have a correspondent in Mumbai that can report for both our news and business programs." said Parisa Khosravi, senior vice-president, news gathering, CNN International.
The expansion of operations in Mumbai will support current CNN bureaus in New Delhi and its operations in Chennai to develop the network's coverage in India, which is a nuclear power with population of over a billion people. Mallika Kapur will join the network's existing two correspondents in India - Sara Sidner and Liz Neisloss.
Kapur started with CNN in 2001 as an assistant producer and quickly promoted to an anchor and correspondent, covering a wide range of business and news stories in London production center. In her new position, Kapur has already started to report from the financial market in Mumbai, as part of the network's coverage on the global reaction towards U.S. economic rescue plans.
The new position in Mumbai is part of the multi-million dollar investment that CNN announced last year, which has already seen the hiring of an additional 50 staff including 12 new correspondents based in a total of 43 new and existing CNN editorial operations around the world. New operations are also planned for Kabul, Santiago the capital of Chile.
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