CNN Worldwide Fact Sheet
January 5th, 2011
05:07 PM ET

CNN Worldwide Fact Sheet

CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, digital and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 300 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.


  • CNN’s two dozen branded networks and services are available to more than 2 billion people in more than 200 countries and territories.
  • CNN has 42 editorial operations around the world and around 4,000 employees worldwide.
  • CNN’s coverage is supplemented and carried by more than 1,000 affiliates worldwide.
  • CNN reaches 96.2 million households in the U.S.
  • CNN Digital is the number one online news destination, routinely recording more than 1.5 biliion multi-platform page views each month
  • CNN International reaches more than 315 million households around the world



Jeff Zucker                      President, CNN Worldwide

Katrina Cukaj                 Executive Vice President, Advertising Sales CNN Worldwide

Rick Davis                      Executive Vice President, News Standards and Practices CNN Worldwide

Brad Ferrer                     Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration CNN Worldwide

Allison Gollust                Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, CNN Worldwide

Ken Jautz                         Executive Vice President of CNN/U.S.

Tony Maddox                 Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International

Andrew Morse                Executive Vice President of Editorial, CNN U.S. & General Manager of CNN Digital Worldwide

US-based Networks



Ken Jautz                        Executive Vice President

CNN/U.S., the leading 24-hour news and information cable television network and the flagship of all CNN news brands, invented 24-hour television news. CNN/U.S. provides live coverage and analysis of breaking news, as well as a full range of international, political, business, entertainment, sports, health, science and weather coverage, and topical in-depth interviews.


Launch:                                     June 1, 1980

Hours:                                       24 hours a day, seven days a week

Distribution:                          More than 99 million households and in more than 890,000 hotel rooms



Ken Jautz                               Executive Vice President & General Manager

Keith Brown                           Senior Vice President, Programming

Kari Kim                                 Vice President, Program Development

Tim Mallon                            Senior Vice President, Business Development & Operations

Katie Caperton                      Editor-in-Chief,

Lila King                                Senior Director, Product Strategy and Partnerships

HLN rebranded itself in 2014 as the first U.S. TV home for the social media generation (millennials and the millennial-minded). Inspired by the national passion for sharing ‘news,’ and the technology that makes the flow of information instantly accessible, HLN rips its headlines from social media and actively interacts with consumers and what they are searching, playing, sharing, shopping, creating and watching. is designed to be the digital home for the nation's most popular social media content.

HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 100 million households in the U.S. CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information.


Launch:                                     Jan. 1, 1982

Hours:                                       24 hours a day, seven days a week

Distribution:                           More than 100 million households and 600,000 hotel rooms in the United States and Canada. It is also seen in more than 3.5 million households and hotel rooms across parts of Latin America and Asia Pacific, and more than 40 hours of HLN programming airs on the CNN Airport Network.

CNN Digital


Andrew Morse, Executive Vice President of Editorial, CNN U.S. & General Manager of CNN Digital Worldwide
Meredith Artley, Senior Vice President, Editor-in-Chief of CNN Digital
Chris Berend, Senior Vice President, Digital Video
Chris Herbert, Senior Vice President, CNN Digital Operations & Strategy
Alex Wellen, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Officer, CNN Digital
Ed O’Keefe,  Senior Vice President, Premium Verticals (CNNMoney, CNN Politics, CNN Style, CNN Health, CNN Tech)
Dewey Reid, Vice President & Executive Creative Director, CNN Digital Design
Andrew Demaria, Vice President & Managing Editor, CNN International Digital

CNN Digital includes the editorial and business operations of CNN Digital properties, including, video and mobile products, partnerships and CNN’s engagement across social media. CNNMoneyCNN Politics, CNN Style and CNN Health are also premium verticals within CNN Digital that have dedicated resources.

Under CNN Digital’s leadership, CNN Worldwide was the first U.S. news organization to stream its full CNN and HLN networks online and on Apple devices in real-time, including commercials. CNN’s TV Everywhere option – CNNgo – is available to more than 86 million homes, including subscribers of AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink and Verizon.

CNN is the most fanned and followed news brand on social media and routinely ranks as the number one digital news source globally.

The flagship platform, draws from the resources of CNN Worldwide and its many partners to provide consumers with the most enriching, immediate interaction with news anywhere, seamlessly combining articles, videos, images, interactive features.’s video offering is unparalleled on the Web as well as its content partnerships and innovative social media implementations. In addition to covering major news of the day across multiple verticals, covers a wide range of topics to inform, inspire and delight.


Launch:                                     Aug. 30, 1995

Hours:                                      24 hours a day, seven days a week

Programming:                      News, sports, business, politics, style, entertainment, weather, law, science and technology, travel, space, health, food, nature and in-depth special sections

Distribution/Traffic:         CNN Digital averaged 62 million unique visitors per month and 1.6 billion average page views in 2014, beating nearly every news and information website. In addition, CNN Digital served more than 180 million average monthly video starts last year.


CNN Digital Products & Verticals

CNNgo (  CNN Worldwide was the first U.S. news organization to stream its full CNN and HLN networks online and on Apple devices in real-time, including commercials. CNN’s TV Everywhere option is available to more than 86 million homes, including subscribers of AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink and Verizon.  In 2014, CNN’s TVE platforms delivered a combined 13.2 million hours of video content. 

Mobile (  CNN Mobile delivers world-class content across multiple mobile platforms including mobile web, downloadable applications, video and messaging.  In 2014, 47% of CNN Digital's overall traffic was from mobile page views.   CNN on Mobile averaged 36 million unique visitors per month across platforms in 2014. (Source: comScore).

Digital Studios (  CNN Digital Studios is the premium digital content arm of CNN, creating digital-first videos that can appear on CNN's television platforms.  CNN Digital Studios focuses on two types of video storytelling.  One is through the stories of the day and the second is through high-engagement series and franchises.  In 2014, 17 out of 18 of these franchises were sponsored.  Traffic for video starts on CNN Digital also hit an all-time high in 2014 with an average of 180 million video starts per month. (Source: comScore)

CNNMoney ( CNNMoney is CNN Worldwide’s top destination for money news that matters, reporting the latest business headlines and top financial stories in a multimedia format for viewers and readers to experience and explore. A division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, CNNMoney contributes to CNNs reputation as the most trusted source for news and information. 

CNN Politics ( CNN Politics is the number one online news destination for political coverage, consistently ranking as number one across all measured competitive digital categories. Since September 2014, CNN has doubled the size of the CNN Politics team with more than 40 new hires.

CNN Style ( CNN Style was launched in July 2015 and functions as the network’s international online destination for fashion, design, architecture, art, auto and luxury. 

CNN Digital International

CNN Digital International includes the editorial and business operations for CNN’s digital properties outside the U.S. These include plus a collection of international websites that give special emphasis to different regions of the world. CNN Digital international is also responsible for CNN’s video and mobile products, partnerships and CNN’s engagement across social media outside the U.S. is CNN’s flagship digital platform for an English-language international audience. It includes topics such as world sport, business, entertainment and other sections with news for each region of the world. In addition, is a Korean language version of the CNN international website.


Launch:                             February 24, 2003

Programming:                 Top world news and business stories with separate sections for in-depth Asian and European news. Other sections include travel, entertainment and technology, all tailored for an international audience. Information on CNN programming with news on special guests and broadcasts, plus in-depth sections for CNN international shows.

Distribution/Traffic:      Worldwide

Headquartered:               London/Hong Kong/Atlanta

CNN Mé is a dynamic multimedia news and information site powered by CNN Worldwide and Grupo Editorial Expansión (GEE), one of the top editorial groups in Mexico.


Launch:                                     February 15, 2010

Language:                                 Spanish

Programming:                      News and information with sections including National, World, Lifestyle and Health, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Economy.

Staff:                                         Based in Atlanta and Mexico (Japanese)

The content for is jointly operated and managed by CNN and its content partner, Asahi Shimbun.  The site combines CNN's global news resources with local news and information to provide Japanese Internet users with international, regional and local news, updated 24 hours a day.  CNN and Asahi also offer Japanese and English news content for NTT DoCoMo, J-Phone, and KDDI’s mobile services in Japan.


Launch:                                    April 4, 2000

Programming:                      World, U.S., sports, science, entertainment, and fringe (a section with quirky and often amusing stories).

Headquartered:                   Tokyo (Arabic)

Based in CNN’s Dubai bureau, is the network’s first Arabic-language venture. The site utilizes the journalistic strengths of CNN’s global newsgathering capabilities, including the network's Middle-Eastern bureaus, to deliver international and Middle Eastern stories for a worldwide Arabic-speaking audience.


Launch:                                     Jan. 19, 2002

Programming:                       News, business, weather, science and technology, sports, entertainment, health, fashion and travel.

Headquartered:                    Dubai

Turner Private Networks, Inc.

CNN Airport Network

Launched in 1991, CNN Airport Network is the only live satellite-delivered airport programming service specifically designed for the busy traveler. CNN Airport Network is available in 50 major airports nationwide, and delivers live daily news from CNN, HLN and CNN en Español, original travel features, entertainment programming from HBO, TBS, TNT and TCM, and live sporting events from premiere sports leagues such as the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

CNN Airport Network, which is run by Turner Private Networks, Inc., can be seen in more than 2,100 gates and other viewing areas in 50 major U.S. airports, representing more than 469 million passenger enplanements annually. CNN Airport Network delivers national and international news, live breaking news, entertainment, weather, live sports, business and lifestyle features from CNN and other Time Warner properties.


CNN is the exclusive programming supplier for AccentHealth, a place-based television network that delivers preventive health-care information to doctors’ waiting rooms. Turner Private Networks, in conjunction with the CNN Health Unit, produces the award-winning programming.


Launch:                                     Oct. 1, 1995

Programming:                      Preventive health-care information, including sports medicine, parenting tips, nutrition and safety information

Distribution:                         More than 11,000 doctors’ waiting rooms in the top 130 markets nationwide, reaching 17 million adults each month

CNN Newsource


Paul Crum                               Vice President, News Operations, Administration and Affiliate Services, CNN/U.S.

Beth Carter                             Director, CNN Newsource

Frank Barnett                        Vice President, CNN Newsbeam

Jack Womack                         Senior Vice President, CNN NewsGroup

CNN Newsource, comprised of approximately 850 affiliates including TV stations and local/regional cable news channels throughout North America, is the most widely distributed syndicated news service. Through continuous digital media distribution and five digital satellite channels, CNN Newsource provides partners with the news content necessary to produce competitive newscasts. This includes: CNN Worldwide's global newsgathering resources; the collective coverage power of CNN Newsource affiliates; customized live coverage of breaking news from CNN correspondents and localized CNN Money Matters reports live from the floor of the NYSE. Additionally, CNN Newsource stations benefit from CNN Newsbeam, which provides satellite time and fiber connectivity from CNN's vast global resources at lower than market rates.  CNN Newsource also helps prepare tomorrow’s journalists by providing service at no charge to colleges and universities through its Newsource in the Classroom program. 


Launch Date:                       Oct. 19, 1987

Distribution:                       More than 850 network affiliates and independent television stations in North America and more than 200 international affiliates. Continuous digital media delivery, known as Bit Central, and five digital satellite channels

Programming:                   Local, national and international, sports, medical, business and entertainment news

Staff:                                     Located in bureaus and divisions in Atlantaand Washington, D.C.

CNN ImageSource

Based in Atlanta ImageSource is the content licensing arm of CNN Worldwide and draws on more than 3 million items, including b-roll content, branded content from CNN programs, affiliate content from 650+ US affiliates and user-generated content iReport.  More than 1 million of these assets have been digitized, and close to 600,000 sit our on website,, where corporate, commercial and advertising clients can review their content selections prior to purchase.


Launch Date:                     1987

International Networks


Tony Maddox                        Executive Vice President and Managing Director, CNN International

Bill Galvin                               Senior Vice President of Sports Programming and Development, CNN

Cynthia Hudson                    Senior Vice President, CNN en Español

Ellana Lee                               Senior Vice President and Managing Editor, CNN International

Mike McCarthy                     Senior Vice President and General Manager, CNN International

Deborah Rayner                   Senior Vice President of International Newsgathering, TV and Digital

Meara Erdozain                    Vice President of Programming, CNN International

Tommy Evans                        Vice President and London Bureau Chief

Roger Clark                            Vice President and Hong Kong Bureau Chief

Samson Desta                        Vice President of International Newsource

Andrew Demaria                   Vice President and Managing Editor of CNN Digital International

CNN International

CNN International is available in more than 315 million full-time households and hotel rooms in more than 200 countries. Since September 1997, CNN International has been regionalized into five separate feeds: CNN International Europe/Middle East/Africa, CNN International Asia Pacific, CNN International South Asia, CNN International Latin America and CNN International North America.


Launch:                                    Europe September 1985; Asia Pacific August 1989; Latin America 1991; South Asia July 2000; North America October 2000.

Hours:                                      24 hours a day, seven days a week

Language:                               English with some subtitling for feature programming in Asia Pacific

Household delivery:             More than 315 million households

Editorial operations:           31 outside of the U.S.

Production centers:             Atlanta, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, London

Programming:                       News, business, sport and feature shows including Amanpour, Quest Means Business, Connect the World, International Desk, CNN Business TravellerMain Sail and World Sport

CNN en Español

CNN en Español provides continuous Spanish-language news coverage of major world events, live breaking coverage supported by in-depth analysis, worldwide business and financial news, global weather updates, sports and feature programming on such topics as health, technology and entertainment.


Launch date:                           March 17, 1997

Mexico Feed:                          March 1999

Language:                                Spanish

Distribution:                           More than 38 million households in Latin America and more than 4.7 million households in the United States and Puerto Rico

Bureaus:                                   Buenos Aires, Havana, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, New York and Washington, D.C.

Programming:                        Program highlights include Panorama Mundial, international news with a global perspective; Cala, an up close and personal nightly conversation with the region’s top newsmakers; Mirador Mundial, updated news and information throughout the weekend; CNN Dinero, keeping pace with the speed of global business; Deportes CNN, sports triumphs and defeats; Café CNN, a jumpstart to the day with conversation and analysis; and Escenario, the buzz from Hollywood and beyond.

  • CNN en Español is CNN’s only independently produced 24-hour network in a language other than English.
  • CNN en Español is the No. 1 news network in Latin America and is regularly named as the most trusted news source in the region by the syndicated study TGI Latin America.
  • The award-winning team of CNN en Español journalists is internationally recognized for its expertise and knowledge of Latin America.

CNN en Español Radio

CNN en Español Radio is a full-service Spanish-language network, providing the latest information in news, sports, business and entertainment and full-time breaking news coverage. CNN en Español Radio is the first international radio news network to provide audio news resources to affiliates via a password-protected Web site.


Launch                                     March 29, 1993

Hours:                                      6 a.m.-midnight (ET), weekdays

Satellite Programming:        Live breaking news coverage, CNN en Español simulcast

Internet Programming:       A la Carta

Distribution:                          780 radio affiliates in the Americas – including 110 Hispanic radio affiliates in the US

Staff:                                         Located in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.


CNN Chile

CNN Chile is Chile's leading 24-hour news network.  A joint-venture between CNN and Liberty Global's VTR, CNN Chile launched in December 2008. In addition to a fully staffed local news production center based in Santiago, CNN Chile has complete access to CNN Worldwide¹s newsgathering resources including the support of 4,000 journalists based around the globe.

Launch:                                   Dec. 4, 2008

Language:                               Spanish


CNN-IBN is a partnership between Turner International and Global Broadcast News (GBN), a Network18 Group company, for a 24-hour English language general news channel in India to be headquartered in New Delhi.


Launch:                                    Dec. 5, 2005

Language:                                English

Distribution                            Reaches an average 45 million cable and satellite television viewers across India

Programming:                       CNN-IBN has access to CNN’s trademark live breaking news as well as key feature programs. This unique alliance, for the first time ever, enables Indian viewers to view local news as well as relevant global news from CNN, on the same platform. CNN-IBN combines content from CNN International for global news and for local news through its own editorial team. Live breaking news that is relevant to the target audience may be shown simultaneously on both services.


CNNj is a partnership between CNN and Japan Cable Television (JCTV).


Launch:                                   March 1, 2003

Number of Countries:          1 (Japan)

Language:                               English with Japanese translation service (18 hours per day) provided by Japan Cable Television.

Distribution:                           More than 6.6 million households, hotels and government offices throughout Japan.

Programming:                        CNNj uses content from CNN International.

CNN Türk

A joint venture owned by Turner Broadcasting International and Turkey’s Dogan Media Group, CNN Türk was the second CNN-branded local-language news service to be operated and controlled outside of Atlanta.


Launch:                                     Oct. 11, 1999

Language:                                Turkish

Distribution:                           Eight million via terrestrial television and cable and satellite in other areas

Programming:                        24-hour coverage of national and international news, including CNN’s trademark breaking news, plus extensive business, financial, political and sports news programming and analysis. Based in Istanbul and written, produced and presented by Turks for the Turkish market, CNN Türk has extensive newsgathering resources across Turkey.

CNN Indonesia

CNN Indonesia is a strategic partnership between Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. and PT Trans Media Corpora.


Launch:                                    The website launched October 20, 2014 while the 24-hour television news channel launched August 17, 2015.

Language:                                Bahasa Indonesia

Distribution:                           Via both free-to-air television and pay-TV platform Transvision in Indonesia.

Programming:                        A combination of national and international news as well as current affairs, feature programming and documentaries, catering specifically for the local Indonesian audience.

CNN Philippines

CNN Philippines is a strategic partnership between Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. and Nice Media Corporation.


Launch:                                     The website and the 24-hour news channel launched on March 16, 2015.

Language:                                Predominantly English with some news bulletins in different local languages.

Distribution:                           Via both free-to-air television and cable affiliates in the Philippines.

Programming:                        A combination of local and international news and current affairs, feature programming and documentaries.

CNN INTERNATIONAL NEWSOURCE                                                                                                                                         

CNN International Newsource (INS) is responsible for the news relationship with its affiliates and partner stations outside the United States. INS delivers all distributable video (CNN, affiliate, and rights-cleared third party) to affiliates via satellite and via the Newsource website using a digital download system called Bitcentral. Newsource distributes to some 200 international and 850 domestic U.S. affiliates. The INS satellite channel delivers live events, extended raw b-roll and exclusive CNN interviews 24/7.

TRAINING: INS runs the CNN Journalism Fellowship (CJF) program in which about a dozen international affiliate journalists spend three weeks in Atlanta observing all aspects of CNN's broadcast news operations and receiving post-professional journalism and television-production training. These sessions are held 2-3 times per year. INS also manages ad-hoc affiliate training and observation visits to Atlanta headquarters and bureaus around the world, as well as ad hoc on-site training visits to affiliates.


CNN operates bureaus on six continents, including the only U.S.-based television news network in Havana, which gives CNN the ability to cover news whenever and wherever it happens. Newsgathering is coordinated through national and international assignment desks in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta and the London, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong production centers.

U.S.-BASED (11)
Atlanta                            Boston                    Chicago                      Dallas

Denver                            Los Angeles           Miami                         New York

Orlando, Fla.                  Silicon Valley       Washington, D.C.


Abu Dhabi                     Amman                  Bangkok                     Beijing

Beirut                             Berlin                     Buenos Aires             Cairo

Dubai                             Havana                  Hong Kong                 Islamabad    

Istanbul                        Jakarta                   Jerusalem                   Johannesburg    

Kabul                            Lagos                      London                        Madrid        

Mexico City                 Moscow                  Mumbai                       Nairobi        

New Delhi                   Paris                        Rio de Janeiro           Rome                          

Santiago                     Seoul                         Tokyo

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