CNN Hires Greek Eleni Giokos as Business Correspondent

eleni-giokos-11CNN International has hired Greek journalist Eleni Giokos as a business correspondent, to be based in the network’s Johannesburg bureau.

Giokos was previously with Bloomberg TV Africa, and now she is to take on a range of responsibilities for CNN. In addition to reporting on news and business stories, she will also work across CNN’s African feature programs, including Marketplace Africa and African Voices.

The Greek-born journalist was raised in South Africa and began her career at CNBC Africa, before moving to 24-hour news channel eNCA, where she was an anchor and correspondent. She then joined Bloomberg TV Africa as senior anchor and financial journalist, anchoring two programs for the channel.

She has interviewed important officials such as South Africa President Jacob Zuma, Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Senegalese President Macky Sall, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, and Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson among others.

Mike McCarthy, Senior Vice President, Programming, at CNN International, said: “Eleni is an enormously talented and versatile broadcaster. She has interviewed world leaders, covered major breaking news stories, and presented network feature programs. Her appointment underlines our commitment to African stories and African audiences. We’re delighted to have her here at CNN.”