Becky Anderson Biography
Becky Anderson is an accomplished British journalist currently working at CNN as an anchor. In addition, she is one of CNN International’s highest profile anchors. She hosts Connect the World with Becky Anderson, which airs weekdays at 7:00 pm UAE time. She is based at CNN’s Abu Dhabi bureau, where she also serves as Managing Editor.
Becky Anderson Age|Birthday
How old is Anderson? She is 53 years old as of 2023. Anderson was born on November 15, 1967, in Manchester, Lancashire in England, UK. She celebrates her birthday on 15th November every year.
Becky Anderson Education
She received her Master of Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in 1992 and in 2012 was inducted into their Hall of fame. She gained her BA (Hons) in Economics at Sussex University in the UK. Anderson has a large business journalism experience including posts with the UK’s ITN, CNBC Europe, and Bloomberg.
Becky Anderson Height|Weight
Anderson stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Becky Anderson Family
She was born in the United Kingdom, however, she has not revealed information regarding her family members.
Becky Anderson Husband
She likes to keep her personal life private, hence she has not disclosed information about whether she/he is in a relationship or not.
Becky Anderson Children
Anderson likes to keep her personal life private, hence she has not disclosed information about whether she has children or not.
Becky Anderson Career
Being an accomplished interviewer, very aggressive at close questioning, and has interviewed many of the world’s leading politicians, decision-makers, and thought leaders. She has held one-on-one interviews with top world leaders including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir, and Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed.
Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Al Thani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and leading humanitarian leaders such as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Moreover, she is equally at home with celebrities, quizzing the world’s A-listers, including Jennifer Lopez, Will. i. Am, Akon, Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Andrew Lloyd-Weber, Beyoncé, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Lady Gaga, Juliette Binoche, and Javier Bardem.
In this capacity, Anderson has a typical regional perspective on some of today’s most important news stories, including the emerging politico-economic trends in the Gulf, the regional rivalries between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and the deepening humanitarian crisis stemming from years of political instability in Syria and Iraq.
Anderson has spent much of her time traveling across the Middle East since moving to connect the world to Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, together with her team was the first team to broadcast from Riyadh after the ban on women driving was lifted. She has broadcasted special shows from Tehran to Jerusalem, and from Istanbul to Beirut, bringing a range of interviews, reports, and packages to CNN International viewers around the globe.
Becky Anderson CNN
In addition, she has covered Greece during the anti-austerity riots, Tunisia during the Arab Spring uprisings, and Rome during the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI and the installation of his successor Pope Francis. She was also the official CNN Olympic Games Correspondent in 2012 and broadcast live from London’s Buckingham Palace on the birth of Prince George. She also played a lead role in CNN’s ample coverage of both the 7/7 attacks in London and the network’s coverage of the war in Iraq.
Anderson also covered the issues affecting women and young people around the world. Anderson has interviewed senior Saudi officials on the country’s women’s rights record while, as part of Connect the World, she discussed with a panel of experts if the Arab Spring had brought about new opportunities for women and young people. She also hosted a live chat with NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg who was based on the International Space Station, asking her questions crowd-sourced from social media in 2013.
She started her broadcasting career in journalism as a print reporter with various business publications in Arizona, after gaining a Master of Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in 1992 and in 2012 was inducted into their hall of fame. Anderson gained her BA (Hons) in Economics at Sussex University in the UK. Anderson has a large business journalism experience including posts with the UK’s ITN, CNBC Europe, and Bloomberg.
Becky Anderson Staged protest allegations
After an incident involving the 2017 London Bridge attack where she was accused of staging an event showing Muslims demonstrating to show sympathy to the victims of the attack. However, CNN disproved the allegation. “This story is nonsense,” CNN said in a statement. “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 Salary|Net Worth
Anderson has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.
Becky Anderson Social Media Platforms
Anderson is very active on social media platforms and has over 105.7k followers on Twitter, 29.6k followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.