CNN Wins Golden Nymph Award for News Coverage of Baltimore
CNN's Miguel Marquez accepts the Golden Nymph Award for CNN's coverage of Baltimore at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
June 17th, 2016
11:42 AM ET

CNN Wins Golden Nymph Award for News Coverage of Baltimore

CNN was awarded the prestigious Golden Nymph Award from the Monte Carlo Television Festival for its news coverage of Baltimore in 2015. CNN’s coverage encompassed the unrest in the city after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Gray’s death ignited protests as debate surged nationwide over whether police use excessive force, particularly against African-Americans. CNN correspondent Miguel Marquez, who led CNN’s coverage from Baltimore, accepted the award last night in Monte Carlo.

Topics: Awards • CNN
CNN Worldwide Named PromaxBDA Global Excellence Marketing Team of the Year
CNN SVP Rick Lewchuk accepts the PromaxBDA Global Marketing Team Award Photo Credit: IGLA
June 17th, 2016
10:35 AM ET

CNN Worldwide Named PromaxBDA Global Excellence Marketing Team of the Year

For the second year in a row, CNN Worldwide received The Global Marketing Team Award at PromaxBDA Awards last night in New York. The CNN Creative Marketing team received a total of 84 awards: 29 gold, 29 silver, 25 bronze and the Global Marketing Team of the Year. PromaxBDA’s annual awards honor outstanding achievement in entertainment marketing, and said of CNN, “CNN Worldwide’s employees demonstrate marketing expertise that runs the gamut from awkwardly hilarious to breathtakingly beautiful, earning it the PromaxBDA Award for global Excellence Marketing Team of the Year.”

CNN Worldwide Named PromaxBDA Global Excellence Marketing Team of the Year

Topics: Awards • CNN
CNN to Host Town Hall with Libertarian Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates on June 22
June 15th, 2016
03:07 PM ET

CNN to Host Town Hall with Libertarian Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates on June 22



CNN announced today that Chris Cuomo will moderate a Town Hall with Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson and vice presidential candidate William Weld at 9pmET on Wednesday, June 22.

Both Johnson and Weld will field questions from voters live from the Time Warner Center in New York City. This will serve as CNN’s eleventh town hall during the 2016 election season.

The event will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol, and will be live-streamed online and across mobile devices via CNNgo.


Topics: 2016 Election • Chris Cuomo
June 10th, 2016
04:22 PM ET


India is the fastest growing economy in the world. In the past two years, the country even managed to benefit from the global crude oil price crash. The largest democracy on earth has a young and vibrant population and is poised for a technological boom. As it opens up to a globalised world, India still has a depth of history and intensity of culture that awes and fascinates tourists from all parts of the world.

During the half-hour special, CNN’s Indian-born Fareed Zakaria speaks with some of India’s key figures including:

  • India's Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley, on what's ahead for India in the global economy;
  • Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man and Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, the country’s second most profitable company;
  • Bollywood’s #1 superstar Shah Rukh Khan; and,
  • Kunal Bahl, founder and CEO of SnapDeal, India’s leading e-commerce platform

Coming from different professional branches, the portrayed personalities try to find out if now is India’s big chance.  Viewers can join the conversation about the show's topics during the broadcast via Twitter by using the hashtag, #FZGPS.

Airtimes (New Delhi/Mumbai)                   Airtimes (North America)

Saturday June 11 at 1900 IST                               Saturday June 11 at 0930 EDT

Sunday June 12 at 1100 IST                                 Sunday June 12 at 0130 EDT

Monday June 13  at 0000 IST                              Sunday June 12 at 1430 EDT

Tuesday June 14 at 2200 IST                               Tuesday June 14 at 1230 EDT

Wednesday June 15 at 1400 IST                          Wednesday June 15 at 0430 EDT


June 10th, 2016
02:47 PM ET


Moderated by Ashleigh Banfield and Alisyn Camerota 

The one-hour town hall will air Tuesday, June 14th at 9pm ET

The decision by a California judge to sentence a former Stanford University swimmer to six-months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has sparked national conversation and outrage.  CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield and Alisyn Camerota will lead a Town Hall discussion on the topic that has gripped the country –and sparked a dialogue about campus sexual assault, college culture, and fairness and justice.  The Town Hall audience will include victims, experts, lawmakers, and the families of assault victims.

The Letter & The Law:  The Stanford Rape Case will air on Tuesday June 14th at 9pm ETon CNN and


CNN Heroes teams up with CrowdRise for online donations
June 10th, 2016
11:06 AM ET

CNN Heroes teams up with CrowdRise for online donations

Supporters can now contribute to the CNN Heroes’ designated causes through CrowdRise

CNN has partnered with CrowdRise, the world’s largest and fastest-growing fundraising platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising, enabling people to make donations to this year’s CNN Heroes and their causes.

Beginning today, supporters can make online donations to the CNN Heroes' designated charities and causes directly from their stories on, as well as by clicking the ‘Donate to this Fundraiser’ button on the individual CrowdRise pages which can be accessed here.

Now in its tenth year, the Peabody Award-winning, Emmy-nominated CNN Heroes campaign has profiled more than 250 heroes and has received over 50,000 nominations from more than 100 countries. Social media users are encouraged to “like” CNN Heroes on Facebook, follow @CNNHeroes on Twitter, and use hashtag #CNNHeroes. Behind-the-scenes images can be viewed on the CNN Heroes Instagram account.


Former Bayern Munich and England star Owen Hargreaves to lead CNN Euro 2016 coverage
June 9th, 2016
06:46 AM ET

Former Bayern Munich and England star Owen Hargreaves to lead CNN Euro 2016 coverage

CNN kicks off its multiplatform coverage of Euro 2016 this week, with a team on the ground in France led by former Bayern Munich, Manchester United and England star Owen Hargreaves.

Hargreaves will join CNN International anchors Amanda Davies and Alex Thomas in France, as the team picks over the key stories on and off the pitch in one of the world’s largest sporting events. 51 matches will take place during a month of football in France, watched by 2.5 million ticketholders and millions of others on TV across the globe.

Hargreaves will be taking part in a Facebook Live chat at 2:15pm CET today on the CNN International Facebook page to talk about the tournament.

Coverage will include interviews with stars, features looking at issues from security to the business of the tournament and live blogging around key matches.

CNN is also running a special digital interactive feature as Euro 2016 gets underway.  Fans can build their Ultimate XI from the 539 players taking part in the tournament.

Full coverage can be found at, including interviews with Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic and European Championship and World Cup winner Marcel Desailly.

Owen Hargreaves has also given his take on the young players to watch at the tournament and talked about his memories of playing in the tournament.

Topics: CNN
CNN is Europe’s #1 international news brand
June 9th, 2016
05:12 AM ET

CNN is Europe’s #1 international news brand

CNN has yet again taken #1 spot as the biggest international news brand in the annual Ipsos Affluent Survey Europe.

The independent industry research study, out today, shows that CNN reaches 35% of Europe’s elite population* every month via TV or digital platforms** – the most important audience metric for pan-regional advertisers. This is 21% ahead of Sky News, 26% ahead of the BBC and 50% ahead of euronews. All other international news brands are even further behind.

CNN is also #1 international news brand in monthly cross-platform reach amongst core audience segments of C-Suites (50% reach across Europe), Luxury Consumers (50% reach), Business Decision Makers (48% reach), High Income Earners (54% reach) and Frequent International Business Travellers (63%)***. Again – this is far ahead of all other international news competitors.

“CNN has broken boundaries, innovated and told powerful, important stories for over 35 years,” said Rani Raad, President, CNN International Commercial. “This independent study is testament to the power of our brand across TV and digital as we continue to be the go-to destination for Europe’s elite audiences. This is a momentum story that builds on impressive TV and digital figures for CNN US, multi-platform growth for CNN in Asia and independent research that shows us as #1 for international audiences across all regions who are following the US Election.”





For more information, please contact:

Dan Faulks, Director, Communications, EMEA, CNN: +44 207 693 1362 /

*Defined as the main income earners in the top 20% of households, equating to the top 13% of adults in Europe aged 21+ (52 million people, sample size: 27,751)

**The Ipsos Affluent Survey Europe defines digital platforms as those accessible via pc/laptop, mobile (app or website) or tablet app. The CNN brand figure includes CNNMoney

*** Base: C-Suites (Executives / Directors 50+ employees worldwide) / Luxury Consumers (Bought in past 12 months a designer suit or dress costing over €2,000 or a briefcase or handbag over €1,000 or a pair of shoes/boots over €1,000 or jewellery over €3,000 or a luxury watch over €1,500) / Business Decision Makers / High Income Earners (€150K+ Personal Income) / Freq. Int’l Business Travelers (6+ Int’l Trips past 12 months); Universe: 2,862,000 / 4,838,000 / 9,120,000 / 915,000 / 2,289,000; Source: Ipsos Affluent Survey Europe 2016 – 21 Markets

About The Affluent Survey Europe

In 1995 EMS was designed to expand the Pan European Media market and to allow comparative analyses on a national and multi-national basis. EMS contained significantly more detailed demographic, classification and marketing data than any other survey available at the time or indeed now. The Affluent Survey Europe is part of the Ipsos suite of Affluent surveys which now covers Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America and the USA, spanning 51 countries and reflecting approximately 133 million adults. Since its first launch, the Affluent Survey Europe has continually evolved and enhanced its methodology. Ipsos interviewed 27,751 Europeans across 21 countries in 2015, each of whom was screened to ensure they passed certain minimum household income thresholds established as representing the Top 13% population.

About CNN International

CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 420 million households around the globe. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and recently expanded its US presence with its launch on CNNgo. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. CNN is at the forefront of digital innovation and continues to invest heavily in expanding its digital global footprint, with a suite of award-winning digital properties and a range of strategic content partnerships, commercialised through a strong data-driven understanding of audience behaviours. Over the years CNN has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. CNN has 41 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource. CNN International is part of Turner, a Time Warner company.

Topics: CNN
June 8th, 2016
02:19 PM ET



CNN dominated cable news throughout this election cycle and last night’s historic primary/caucus night was no exception.  CNN was the place where Americans watched election returns with the network ranking #1 among adults 25-54 and 18-34. In primetime (8-11pm), CNN beat the competition by wide margins – CNN averaged 829k, +78% more than MSNBC’s 466k and had a +81% advantage over Fox News’ 458k among adults 25-54.  Among younger viewers (18-34) CNN was #1, also by wide margins, with 227k, MSNBC had 104k, and Fox News trailed with 73k.  In total viewers CNN beat MSNBC (2.405 million vs. MSNBC’s 2.051 million); Fox News had 2.525 million.

During the live coverage block (7pm-2am), which included late night returns from California, CNN was #1 across the board.  In total viewers, CNN was top-rated with 2.129 million, Fox News followed with 1.828 million and MSNBC had 1.779 million.  Among adults 25-54, CNN outperformed the competition with 745k, +74% more than MSNBC’s 429k and a whopping +106% advantage over Fox News’ 362k. In younger viewers (18–34), CNN had 206k vs. MSNBC’s 96k vs. Fox News’ 57k.

Last night’s Super Tuesday 5 primary/caucus election night coverage (New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and California) was anchored by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper and Dana Bash.  John King reported throughout the night from the Magic Wall.

CNN Digital welcomed 16 million unique visitors across properties on Super Tuesday, making it the sixth most trafficked primary or caucus day dating back to 2008. CNN Digital also saw 11 million multiplatform video starts and 89 million page views.

This primary election season CNN had:

  • Most debates on television (6 Republican, 5 Democratic)
  • Three of the top five Debates in history
  • Highest Democratic primary debate ever (Las Vegas debate, 10/13/15)
  • Most watched non-sports cable prime time (Reagan Library GOP debate, 9/15/15)
  • Only cable news network to simulcast debates this cycle (PBS, Univision)
  • Most Town Halls
  • Highest rated Democratic Town Hall in history and highest rated Republican Town Hall in history
  • Had top five candidate events and most watched this cycle (Iowa (1/25/16), NH (2/3/16), South Carolina (2/17-2/18), Ohio (3/13/16), Wisconsin (3/29/16))
  • Ranked #1 in 12 of the 17 primary/caucus election nights (adults 25-54, based on 7p-2a coverage block)
  • #1 and #2 primary nights in prime time in cable news history (Super Tuesday #1 (3/1/16), Super Tuesday #3 (3/15/16))
  • Highest rated Iowa Caucuses in cable news history (adults 25-54)
  • Super Tuesday ranked #1 in all of cable and had largest delivery ever across cable news in prime (adults 25-54)
  • #2 NH Primary in CNN’s history (adults 25-54)
  • CNN Politics remained the #1 destination for online political news
Bill Carter Joins CNN Media
June 8th, 2016
12:34 PM ET

Bill Carter Joins CNN Media

Late night comes to CNN Media.

Joining Brian Stelter, Dylan Byers, Brian Lowry, Frank Pallotta and the growing Media + Entertainment team at CNN, Bill Carter has expanded his role and will now regularly write for CNN Digital.

The former New York Times television reporter and author, is a widely respected veteran of the beat. Carter was with the New York Times for more than 25 years as a media writer, covering the television industry. He is also the author of four books, including The Late Shift, Desperate Networks, and The War for Late Night. Prior to joining the Times in 1989, Carter was the television critic for the Baltimore Sun for 14 years.

Read Bill's First Story for CNN Media: Seth Meyers, James Corden and late-night's new BFFs

Topics: CNN DIGITAL • CNN Media • CNNMoney
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