St.Kitts-Nevis National Cyril Vanier is CNN International’s Newest Anchor


St.Kitts-Nevis National Cyril Vanier is joining CNN International as an Atlanta-based anchor, it was announced today by Mike McCarthy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CNN International. He will anchor Europe morning editions of CNN Newsroom starting this Friday.

Vanier comes to CNNI from France 24, where he was most recently an

Cyril Vanier

Cyril Vanier

anchor and international affairs editor in Paris. In addition to anchoring the network’s flagship shows, he also reported on major breaking news stories across the Middle East and Africa – Tunisia, Mali, Afghanistan and Libya – as well as France, where he covered the terror attacks at Charlie Hebdo and the Bataclan concert hall.

McCarthy said: “We’re pleased to welcome Cyril to CNN International. His extensive field experience across Europe, Africa and the Middle East together with his versatility as a journalist will enhance our programming and network as a whole.”

Vanier said: “As a journalist I’m beyond thrilled to be joining CNN International. Their commitment to the highest standards in our industry is inspiring, and I look forward to connecting with CNN’s viewers around the world.”

In his 10 years at France 24, Vanier held anchor, executive producer, international correspondent and news editor roles. He previously worked for Reuters in Kenya, contributing to the weekly Africa Journal show. From 2003 to 2005 Vanier worked a variety of journalism and diplomatic positions in Jamaica, Israel, Egypt and France. Before he joined France 24 in 2006, Vanier briefly worked as a producer for CNN’s Paris-based correspondent Jim Bittermann.

Vanier graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law & Business. He later earned Master’s degrees in Political Science and Journalism from the Institute of Political Science in Paris.

Vanier is the son of Former 1959 Leeward Islands Scholarship winner

Christopher Ralph Vanier

Christopher Ralph Vanier

Kittitian Christopher Ralph Vanier who recently authored the book Caribbean Chemistry-Tales from St.Kitts which highlights his St.Kitts childhood in the 1940 and 1950’s .

He is also the Grandson of Nevisian Eugene Vanier who was a Airforce Pilot in WW2 and  one of the number of individuals from the Caribbean who entered the RCAF during the Second World War. He went missing over Mediterranean Sea on air operations from Egypt; commemorated on El Alamein Memorial

Cyril has dual nationality of France and St. Kitts and Nevis, and speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish.

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