CNN announced this morning that it had named Paula Newton it’s International Security Correspondent…
With the increased emphasis on terrorism, security and cultural tension around the world, CNN has appointed Paula Newton to fill the newly created role of international security correspondent, it was announced today by Tony Maddox, senior vice president for CNN International newsgathering. Newton, an international correspondent for CNN since 2005, will be based in the network’s European headquarters in London.
This new post will enable CNN to widen its coverage of the issues surrounding the threat of global terrorism, including the implementation of anti-terrorism measures, tensions within communities and immigration as well as the impact these issues have on the daily lives of people worldwide.
“This role has been created in recognition of the growing significance of international terrorism in the global news agenda,” Maddox said. “London is on the frontline in the war on terrorism, and we want to use CNN’s strong newsgathering and production infrastructure in London to explore this issue.”
As international security correspondent, Newton will report for all of CNN’s services investigative stories involving terrorism, security, immigration and cultural conflict. The mandate is to primarily cover Britain and Europe but will also touch on issues in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere.
Newton is a seasoned political reporter whose career has combined coverage of the wars in the Middle East, Kosovo and the Balkans with political affairs reporting from the major G8, NATO and Commonwealth Summits. She joined CNN following a 12-year career with the Canadian broadcaster CTV. Her high profile roles at CTV included Moscow bureau chief and national affairs correspondent in Ottawa. She also worked as the Atlantic affairs reporter in Halifax and Quebec affairs correspondent in Montreal and occasionally anchored some of CTV’s flagship new shows.