CNN Worldwide Fact Sheet

CNN Worldwide is the most honored brand in cable news, reaching more individuals on television and online than any other cable news organization in the United States. Globally, people across the world can watch CNN International, which is widely distributed in over 200 countries and territories. CNN Digital is the #1 online news destination, with more unique visitors than any other news source. CNN’s award-winning portfolio includes non-scripted programming from CNN Original Series and CNN Films for broadcast, streaming and distribution across multiple platforms. CNN programming can be found on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español channels, on the CNN Originals hub on discovery+, on Max and for pay TV subscription via, CNN apps and cable operator platforms. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with over 1,000 local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is a division of Warner Bros. Discovery.


  • 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 37 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 approximately 80 million households in the U.S.
  • CNN Digital is the number one online news destination, routinely registering more than 150 million unique visitors globally each month.
  • CNN International reaches more than 347 million households worldwide.



Mark Thompson   Chairman and CEO, CNN Worldwide

Wendy Brundige   Senior Vice President of Content Strategy, CNN Digital Worldwide

Adam Cohn           Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CNN Worldwide

Alaka Williams     Senior Vice President, People & Culture, Warner Bros. Discovery US Networks and CNN Worldwide

Johnita P. Due          Executive Vice President of Integrity and Inclusion

Amy Entelis               Executive Vice President for Talent and Content Development, CNN Worldwide

Sam Feist                   Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Vice President

Ken Jautz                    Executive Vice President, CNN

David Leavy                Chief Operating Officer, CNN Worldwide

Mike McCarthy           Executive Vice President and General Manager, CNN International

Virginia Moseley        Executive Vice President of Editorial for CNN U.S.

Phil Nelson                 Executive Vice President of CNN International Commercial

Lisa Reeves                 Senior Vice President, Talent Negotiations and Labor Relations

Eric Sherling              Executive Vice President, U.S. Programming, CNN Worldwide

David Vigilante           Executive Vice President and General Counsel for CNN and Warner Bros. Discovery Sports





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 78.2 million households



Alex MacCallum – Executive Vice President, Digital Services and Products, CNN Worldwide

Wendy Brundige – Senior Vice President of Content Strategy, CNN Digital Worldwide

Alex Charalambides – Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Marcus Mabry – Senior Vice President, CNN Digital Editorial & Programming

Barrett Nichols – Vice President, CNN Digital Business Operations

Amanda Rottier – Senior Vice President, Head of Product

Mike Toppo – Vice President & Senior Editorial Director, Video Programming


CNN Digital Worldwide provides users with the most enriching, immediate interaction with news anywhere, seamlessly combining articles, videos, images, and interactive features. CNN Digital’s global operation includes the editorial and business operations of CNN Digital properties, including, CNNgo, video, and mobile, and more than 35 off platform properties.


Launch:                           Aug. 30, 1995

Hours:                             24 hours a day, seven days a week

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

Distribution/Traffic:     CNN Digital is the number one online news destination, month after month, according to Comscore. CNN outranks all competitors in unique visitors, video, mobile, politics and young adult users.


With 39 editorial operations worldwide, and 1,000+ local news partners, CNN Newsource is the industry’s most powerful newsgathering resource, providing local news organizations the video, text and photos they need to produce compelling news products across all platforms. CNN Newsource clients benefit from the dedicated support and regional expertise of our Newsource newsgathering operations.  Additionally, CNN Newsource provides 24-hour digital content distribution, 11 live channels, live coverage of breaking news from CNN correspondents and localized live reports on key topics such as politics and money.


Launch Date:              Oct. 19, 1987

Distribution:                More than 1000 local news affiliates in North America and more than 200 international affiliates.

Programming:             Breaking news, regional, national and international, sports, medical, business and entertainment news

Staff:                            Located in bureaus and divisions in Atlanta, New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles



CNN Collection is the content licensing arm of CNN Worldwide and includes more than 4 million video assets, including CNN Branded, B-roll & Archive footage — coverage spans the early 1980s through today’s biggest global and local news events. The CNN Collection team specializes in helping fiction and non-fiction storytellers – in every medium – establish and frame their narrative. Clients include major and independent film and multimedia production companies. CNN Collection footage is often seen in feature films, television shows, museums, educational materials, music videos, advertising commercials, and other public outlets. In addition to servicing major clients, is a full-featured e-commerce platform that allows marketers, bloggers, creatives and the general consumer to quickly search, preview and purchase footage with just a credit card. A large portion of the CNN Collection library is digitized and available in High Definition (HD) with the remaining library available in archival quality via digital delivery.


Launch Date:             1987




Mike McCarthy           Executive Vice President of Programming and General Manager, CNN International

Deborah Rayner        Senior Vice President of International Newsgathering, and Managing Editor, CNN International, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Ellana Lee                    Senior Vice President and Managing Editor, CNN International, Asia Pacific

Cynthia Hudson         Senior Vice President and Managing Director, CNN en Español and Hispanic Strategy for CNN/US

Meara Erdozain          Senior Vice President of Programming, CNN International

Samson Desta            Vice President of International Newsource

Penny Manis               Vice President of Programming, CNN International

Jennifer Bernstein      Vice President, CNN Sports



CNN International is available in more than 347 million households worldwide.

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 347 million households worldwide

Bureaus:                       25 outside of the U.S.

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

Programming:              News, business, sport and feature shows including Amanpour, Quest Means Business, Connect the World with Becky Anderson, First Move with Julia Chatterley, Isa Soares Tonight and World Sport


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 40 million households in Latin America and more than 22 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; 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; and Café CNN, a jumpstart to the day with conversation and analysis..

  • 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 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 Arabic is the Middle East’s leading independent news platform. For 20 years, CNN Arabic has been a digital news brand that stands out for its credible, authentic, factual reporting. Serving Arabic speaking audiences around the world, CNN Arabic offers a global perspective, both on international news and on stories that are more regionally relevant or focused. Audiences can access CNN Arabic at and on a wide range of digital, mobile and social platforms. Sign up for a daily newsletter of breaking news in Arabic here.



CNN Chile is Chile’s leading 24-hour news network. 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 Brasil

CNN Brasil is an independent network which licenses the CNN brand and has access to CNN content, training and services as part of the licensing agreement. It is a 24-hour Portuguese language news channel, headquartered in Sao Paulo with hubs in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia as well as reporters based in New York, Buenos Aires, Washington DC and London.


Launch:                      March 15, 2020

Language:                  Portuguese

Distribution:               Reaches over 60 million people via pay TV and digital media

Programming:           CNN Brasil brought a new brand of journalism to Brazil with a commitment to impartial and agenda-setting journalism produced by a first-rate team of reporters and producers. All CNN Brasil content is multi-platform and distributed across TV, digital and social media platforms.

CNN Greece

CNN Greece is a digital only news platform that operates under license from CNN. It is a Greek-language digital news offering from DPG Digital Media that combines international news with local content and video.


Launch:                         November 4, 2015

Language:                    Greek

Distribution:                  Online at and via digital and social platforms

Programming:     offers content of national and local interest with a focus on video, as well as coverage of international news and major events through content from CNN and its partner network.

CNN Indonesia

CNN Indonesia is wholly owned by PT Trans Media, which licenses the CNN brand and has access to CNN content, training and services as part of the licensing agreement.


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

Language:        Bahasa Indonesia

Distribution:  More than 1.7 million via pay-TV platform Transmission and branded blocks simulcasted on free-to-air television 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.


CNNj is a partnership between CNN and Japan Cable Television (JCTV), which has access to CNN content in order to provide a translated version of CNN International programming to audiences in Japan.


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 7 million households, hotels and government offices throughout Japan.

Programming:                Same content as CNN International.


CNN-News18 (formerly CNN-IBN) is wholly owned by TV18 Broadcast Ltd, which licenses the CNN brand and has access to CNN content, training and services as part of the licensing agreement. It is a 24 hour English language general news channel, headquartered in Noida.


Launch:                         Dec. 5, 2005

Language:                     English

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

Programming:              CNN-News18 has access to CNN’s trademark live breaking news as well as key feature programs. This gives Indian viewers access to view local news as well as relevant global news from CNN, on the same platform.  CNN-News18 combines content from CNN International for global news and for local news through its own editorial team.


CNN Portugal

CNN Portugal is programmed and operated by the Grupo Media Capital, one of Portugal’s largest media companies. The partnership between Grupo Media Capital and CNN includes access to content and programming from cross the CNN portfolio as well as training and consultancy. It is a 24 hour Portuguese language news channel, headquartered from Lisbon but with a footprint across Portugal and correspondents based strategically around the world.


Launch:                         November 22, 2021

Language:                     Portuguese

Distribution:                  Pay TV and via digital media in Portugal

Programming:              CNN Portugal is produced by a dedicated team of around 50 journalists and anchors, with many more experts and contributors. Original content is supplemented by shows and material from CNN.


CNN Prima NEWS is programmed and operated by the Prima Group, which licenses the CNN brand and has access to CNN content, training and services as part of the licensing agreement. It is a 24 hour Czech language news channel, headquartered at a state of the art facility in Prague that houses one of the most modern and largest studios in Central Europe.


Launch:                         May 3, 2020

Language:                     Czech

Distribution:                  Terrestrial TV and via digital media in Czech Republic, and Pay TV in Slovakia

Programming:              CNN Prima NEWS content is produced by a dedicated team of almost 100 journalists, many of whom are well-known figures in Czech journalism.

CNN Radio Argentina

CNN Radio Argentina is a radio service focused on news from and for Argentina. It is operated by Argentinos Media SA through an agreement which includes licensing the CNN brand, consulting and training, and access to content and programming from CNN en Espanol.


Launch:                        February 2019

Language:                    Spanish

Distribution:                  Across Argentina via AM radio and a network of affiliated radio stations

Programming:              Most of CNN Radio Argentina’s content is generated by a journalistic team that works closely with the CNN en Espanol Radio for the Americas. As well as original content, the station has access to content from CNN en Espanol.

CNN Türk

CNN Türk is wholly owned by the Demiroren Group, which licenses the CNN brand and has access to CNN content, training and services as part of the licensing agreement.


Launch:                        Oct. 11, 1999

Language:                    Turkish

Distribution:                 More than 13 million via terrestrial television and cable and satellite in other areas, and digitally at and

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 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 four IP channels and in HD. Newsource distributes to some 200 international and 850 domestic U.S. affiliates. INS 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 (12)

Atlanta                         Charlotte                       Chicago                         Dallas

Denver                         Houston                         Los Angeles                 Miami

New York                    Philadelphia                   San Francisco              Washington, D.C.



Abu Dhabi                   Beijing                            Beirut                             Berlin

Buenos Aires              Cairo                               Caracas                        Dubai

Havana                         Hong Kong                    Islamabad                    Istanbul

Jerusalem                   Johannesburg              Lagos                             London

Mexico City                 Moscow                         Nairobi                          New Delhi

Paris                              Rome                              Seoul                             Taipei