Biography

Anna Coren is an Emmy award winning international correspondent, anchor and filmmaker covering conflict zones, natural disasters, political crises and women’s rights.

For the past 15 years she has worked with CNN covering some of the world’s biggest news events — from war zones in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq and Crimea to natural disasters such as the Japanese tsunami and super typhoons in the Philippines to geopolitical issues including the Hong Kong protests, coups in Thailand and the North Korean Nuclear crisis. She has interviewed world leaders such as US President Bill Clinton, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Australian Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd & Julia Gillard.

Her work has won multiple awards including an Emmy in 2022 for Outstanding Hard News Feature Story: Short Form 9yo Afghan sold into marriage. Her exclusive reporting on child marriage in Afghanistan ultimately led to the rescue of the child bride and her family by a US charity. She has also won a Gracie (Alliance of Women in Media) and Human Rights Press Awards for her child bride coverage, Royal Television Society (RTS) award for the Hong Kong protests and several Asian TV awards for anchoring and her story US Special Forces Taliban Firefight.

In 2022 she made her debut as a documentary filmmaker with The Noble Guardian about Afghan women’s rights activist Mahbouba Seraj. The film won Best Documentary at the 2023 LA Shorts International Film Festival.

Anna is based in Hong Kong where she lives with her husband and their twin boys.