This week, CNN announced it's launching a new, multi-platform operation in Lagos, Nigeria, giving a network a nimble, broad-based, digital-first presence in Africa's most-populous country.
Named the new bureau's supervising producer is Nigerian native Stephanie Busari, who'll work across CNN’s newsgathering and digital operations, and will be the network’s first responder for all platforms. Busari joined CNN in 2008 and has worked on some of the network’s most important African stories.
"This is a truly integrated role, and one that underlines CNN’s commitment to both Nigeria and Africa as a whole," said Deborah Rayner, SVP, Newsgathering at CNN International.
Busari added, "To return to Nigeria at such an important time in the country’s history is a proud and exciting moment for me. This is such a vibrant country, full of possibilities, and as well as my broader remit looking at Africa as a whole this role will be about putting the many sides of Nigeria itself into sharper relief for the world."