Former CNN news anchor Zain Verjee has joined Bloomberg TV almost five years after quitting the US cable news broadcaster to go into private business.
Without revealing many details, Verjee took to Twitter to announce she has relocated to New York hinting she has been taken on board by the station, which offers viewers the latest in business and finance, providing unique global insights into where industry and markets are headed.
— zain verjee (@Zain_Verjee) May 2, 2019
She quit CNN in April 2014 to launch Zain Verjee Group, which offers offers consultancy and advice on programming for African businesses and investors interested in venturing into the continent through mobile and digital platforms. She is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Akomanet, Africa’s premier storytelling platform.
Verjee is one of the world’s most respected and recognised journalists, with an action-packed background and experience at Capital FM, KTN and BBC before moving to CNN, where she worked for 14 years as an anchor, reporter and master interviewer.
During her time at CNN, she covered major world events such as the September 11 attacks, the War in Iraq, the War in Afghanistan, the conflict in the Middle East, the trial of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milošević, the post-election violence in Kenya in 2008, the Westgate Mall terror attack in Kenya in 2013.
As the State Department Correspondent covering Condoleezza Rice, she traveled the world covering US foreign policy. Among her many trips, she covered the historic trip Rice took to Libya and eventually was a lead reporter covering the fall of Muammar Gadhafi.
She also reported on African feature stories for the weekly program “Inside Africa”, which offers an in-depth look into lifestyle on the continent.
Some key people that Verjee interviewed include Rice, Robin Wright, former US First Lady Laura Bush, President Uhuru Kenyatta, former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, former UN Secretary General the late Kofi Annan, former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mohamad, former South African First Lady Graca Machel, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair, US filmmaker Angelina Jolie and US singer and actor Lenny Kravitz.