CNN International has made four new editorial hires at its APAC headquarters in Hong Kong, including two directors of coverage. Sarita Harilela (pictured) has been appointed as director of coverage. She is responsible for news coverage from the APAC region and leading the network’s global coverage for key parts of the day. She has been with CNN International for 17 years, most recently as executive producer based in Hong Kong. In this position, she was responsible for feature shows and programming. Harilela has been involved in all major news stories from the APAC region over the last decade including the pandemic, the Hong Kong protests, Typhoon Haiyan and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Nicola Careem has also been appointed as director of coverage. She joins CNN after 19 years with the BBC covering conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan. She was most recently the South Asia bureau chief based in New Delhi, overseeing a team of journalists working across digital, television and radio.

Ellana Lee, senior vice president and managing editor of CNN Asia Pacific, said, “These key roles reinforce our commitment to the region and further strengthen our newsgathering capabilities. These are unprecedented and uncertain times, so bolstering our APAC coverage for our global audience, across all of CNN’s platforms, is more important than ever.”

In addition to two directors, CNN International has also appointed Irene Nasser as senior news editor for the APAC team. She has spent the last five years with Al Jazeera English in Doha handling breaking news, planning coverage and overseeing teams in the field. Prior to that she worked as a field producer based in Jerusalem working on both news and documentaries.

Alexandra Stambaugh has been appointed as senior news editor too. She has been with CNN for five years, most recently as senior content producer for CNN’s International Newsource which serves more than 1,300 affiliates in the US and around the world. She has also produced from the field on stories including the Hong Kong protests, the Trump-Kim summits in Vietnam and Singapore and the Thai cave rescue.

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