As CNN International starts operating out of its new hub in Abu Dhabi, we check out who its boss is connected to.
November 4, 2009 4:04 by kippreport
The executive vice president and managing director of CNN International, Maddox has just inaugurated the channel’s latest office in Abu Dhabi. “The Middle East has played a significant role in CNN’s heritage and is part of our DNA, two of our earliest international bureaux were in Cairo and Jerusalem”, he said during the launch. “This region unquestionably plays an integral part in world affairs, and the new hub in the UAE gives us the opportunity to get even closer to the heart of the rich and diverse stories across the political, business, social and cultural spectrums.”
Maddox, who was appointed to his position in 2007, currently handles the five CNN services in English; CNN en Espanol; CNNj (Japan); CNN.com International; CNNArabic.com; the joint ventures CNN-IBN, CNN+ and CNN Turk, and other international programming services.
Maddox joined the channel in 1998 as the managing editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and went to become the senior vice president for EMEA. He was later appointed as the senior vice president of international newsgathering for CNN International.
Before joining CNN, Maddox spent 13 years with the BBC, where he worked as a reporter, news producer and news editor. He also served as the head of news and current affairs for the BBC in Northern Ireland.