Becky Anderson is one of the popular and reputable British journalists working as an anchor for CNN International's flagship news and current affairs primetime news program called Connect the World with Becky Anderson. Based at CNN's Abu Dhabi bureau, she also serves as Managing Editor. Anderson has reported from Tunisia during the Arab Spring uprisings, Greece on the anti-austerity riots, and Rome on the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI. Likewise, she was also the CNN Olympic Games Correspondent in 2012 and also broadcast live on the birth of Prince George from London's Buckingham Palace. She also covered CNN's extensive coverage- 7/7 attacks in London and the war in Iraq. Anderson previously hosted Business International.
Early Life And Education Of Becky Anderson
Anderson was born on November 15, 1967, in Manchester, England. She holds British nationality belonging to the white ethnicity.
She finished her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and French from the University of Sussex and received a Master’s degree in Ma s s Communication from Arizona State University. Her career started soon after completing her studies.
Becky Anderson's Professional Bio
Anderson made her debut in journalism working as a print reporter for several business publications. In the early 1990s, she returned to her home country the UK from the United States and worked in the EBN Network and CNBC Europe as its reporter.
In the late 1990s, she joined the CNN network working as the presenter of the World Business Morning. Initially, she used to report on the financial news, but as time pa s sed, she was involved in focusing on the different topics.
Apart from reporting, Anderson has also interviewed famous personalities and celebrities like Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, and so on.
Her work highlights the coverage of many national and international hot and breaking news like Iraq War 2003, London attacks, Lebanon-Israel issues in 2006, 10-year anniversary of 9/11 attacks, British election in 2012. She also served in CNN Olympic Games 2012 as an official reporter.
Since hosting Connect the World, Becky Anderson has spent much of her time traveling across the Middle East. Her team was the first one to broadcast from Riyadh after the ban on women driving was lifted. She also broadcast from Istanbul to Beirut, from Tehran to Jerusalem bringing special interviews, and reports to CNN International viewers around the world.
According to Anderson, "a good television show is akin to a good dinner party. The conversation might start off with the serious topics of the day but would invariably include discussion of arts, culture, and sport."
She mainly focuses on covering stories affecting women and young people around the globe. She even interviewed senior Saudi officials on the countries women's rights record.
Anderson was once accused of staging an event during the June 2017 London Bridge attack-showing Muslims giving sympathy to the victims of the attack. The CNN, however, refuted the allegation stating: "The group of demonstrators that was at the police cordon was being allowed through by officers so they could show their signs to the gathered media. The CNN crew along with other media present simply filmed them doing so."
Becky Anderson's Net Worth
Becky has an impressive net worth and enjoys a very satisfactory salary. She is a s sociated with CNN since 1999, and as per the report, the average salary of the CNN reporters can range from $47,938-$52,468. The salary varies depending on the response from the viewers and experience level. Becky Anderson certainly earns more than the given figure. Her fellow CNN journalists such as Anderson Cooper and Diane Sawyer make $11 million and $12 million respectively.
Becky is a very camera-friendly person and appears stunning on the screen. She has a very sweet voice and uses catchy phrases that grab the attention of her viewers. Becky has also been the anchor of BBC News until 2009.
Becky Anderson's Personal Life
Anderson is a very beautiful and attractive woman. Even when she is now in her mid-forties, she has the similar charisma and grace as in her youth. The dedication and eagerness of her towards her job are very praiseworthy. This has been a very key factor to lead her to the highest reputation in the network and to stand her as one of the in-demand television journalists.
Talking about her personal life, there is no information disclosed about her boyfriend, married life, husband, children, divorce, etc. A very little information is available on Wikipedia and other related websites excluding the information on her personal life. She has kept it a very low profile as she may not like media to come into her life.
Anderson has dedicated decades in this field and has been an expert in this field. Becky has become an inspiration to many of the female journalists who are struggling and who are dreaming of becoming successful journalists one day in the future.
Becky stands at a very good height with attractive body features. She is conscious of her weight. Thus, she cares about her diet and exercises regularly.
by sahra, 17 Oct, 2014