Sam Kiley Jumps to CNN from Sky News

Sam Kiley, Sky News’ foreign affairs editor, has joined CNN as senior international correspondent, the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet said Monday. He will be based at the network’s Middle East hub in Abu Dhabi.

“Sam is a uniquely experienced correspondent, with an outstanding record of investigative reporting,”said Deborah Rayner, CNN International’s senior vice president of international newsgathering, TV and digital, said in a prepared statement. “He has managed bureaus, broken major stories and delivered powerful, important documentaries throughout an extraordinary career. He is a formidable addition to our international newsgathering operation.”

After beginning his journalism career at the Johannesburg Star, Kiley returned to academia to study at Oxford University, before joining The Times of London. He went on to become the Sunday Times’ Los Angeles correspondent, The Times’ award-winning Africa Bureau Chief and then Middle East Bureau Chief. He has also written for The Economist, The Spectator and other  publications.  He is the only journalist to have spent an entire tour with British troops fighting in Helmand. “Desperate Glory”, his account of the tour, was an Economist Book of the Year.

In 2003 he began a long career in TV journalism, working with the UK’s Channel Four, as well as the BBC and  PBS’ “Frontline.” Since 2010 he has worked with Sky News, first as the network’s Defense & Security Editor, then as Middle East Correspondent in Jerusalem, and most recently as Foreign Affairs Editor.

“I have grown up as a journalist alongside CNN teams from Somalia to Sarajevo and Mosul,” said Kiley in a statement. “I have always admired them and am proud to be joining my friends at the network at this exciting, and unpredictable, time.”

More TV

  • ‘Meghan and Harry: The First 100

    ‘Meghan and Harry: The First 100 Days’ is Royalty-Themed SVOD Service's First Original

    Sam Kiley, Sky News’ foreign affairs editor, has joined CNN as senior international correspondent, the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet said Monday. He will be based at the network’s Middle East hub in Abu Dhabi. “Sam is a uniquely experienced correspondent, with an outstanding record of investigative reporting,”said Deborah Rayner, CNN International’s senior vice president of […]

  • The Bureau French TV Show

    French Firm Federation Steps Into the U.S. Market

    Sam Kiley, Sky News’ foreign affairs editor, has joined CNN as senior international correspondent, the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet said Monday. He will be based at the network’s Middle East hub in Abu Dhabi. “Sam is a uniquely experienced correspondent, with an outstanding record of investigative reporting,”said Deborah Rayner, CNN International’s senior vice president of […]

  • MIP Cancun Co-production Forum Bigs Up

    MIP Cancun Co-production Forum Set for 2018 Sophomore Edition

    Sam Kiley, Sky News’ foreign affairs editor, has joined CNN as senior international correspondent, the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet said Monday. He will be based at the network’s Middle East hub in Abu Dhabi. “Sam is a uniquely experienced correspondent, with an outstanding record of investigative reporting,”said Deborah Rayner, CNN International’s senior vice president of […]

  • THE 2018 ESPYS - This Wednesday,

    ESPY Awards Honor Team USA, MSU Gymnastics Sex Abuse Survivors: 'We May Suffer Alone, But We Survive Together'

    Sam Kiley, Sky News’ foreign affairs editor, has joined CNN as senior international correspondent, the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet said Monday. He will be based at the network’s Middle East hub in Abu Dhabi. “Sam is a uniquely experienced correspondent, with an outstanding record of investigative reporting,”said Deborah Rayner, CNN International’s senior vice president of […]

  • Gabrielle Carteris SAG AFRA PRESIDENT

    SAG-AFTRA Members Approve TV Animation Strike Authorization

    Sam Kiley, Sky News’ foreign affairs editor, has joined CNN as senior international correspondent, the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet said Monday. He will be based at the network’s Middle East hub in Abu Dhabi. “Sam is a uniquely experienced correspondent, with an outstanding record of investigative reporting,”said Deborah Rayner, CNN International’s senior vice president of […]

  • Ryan Murphy Pose

    Ryan Murphy on 'Showrunning as Advocacy' and the Post-Me Too 'Age of Enlightenment'

    Sam Kiley, Sky News’ foreign affairs editor, has joined CNN as senior international correspondent, the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet said Monday. He will be based at the network’s Middle East hub in Abu Dhabi. “Sam is a uniquely experienced correspondent, with an outstanding record of investigative reporting,”said Deborah Rayner, CNN International’s senior vice president of […]

  • Diego Luna Narcos: Mexico

    TV News Roundup: Netflix Offers First Look at 'Narcos: Mexico,' Trailer for Rev Run's 'All About the Washingtons'

    Sam Kiley, Sky News’ foreign affairs editor, has joined CNN as senior international correspondent, the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet said Monday. He will be based at the network’s Middle East hub in Abu Dhabi. “Sam is a uniquely experienced correspondent, with an outstanding record of investigative reporting,”said Deborah Rayner, CNN International’s senior vice president of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content