Zain Verjee – Atlanta, Georgia


Zain Verjee
Born and brought up in Kenya of Indian parents, Verjee received her undergraduate degree in English from McGill University, Montreal, and studied at York University, Canada, as well.  Zain is a citizen of Canada.  Zain Verjee is CNN’s State Department correspondent based in the network’s Washington, D.C., bureau. Before her assignment to that position in November 2006, Verjee reported on a wide variety of stories, including international news developments for CNN’s The Situation Room.
She previously co-anchored CNN International’s rolling newscast, Your World Today, with Jim Clancy, and hosted the debate program Q&A on that network.Since joining CNN in 2000, Verjee has covered numerous breaking news and world events, such as the India-Pakistan Agra Summit, the conflict in the Middle East, the trial of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic, the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Hajj and the war in Iraq.
In July 2006, she reported from the DMZ, and in September, she conducted an exclusive interview with former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami.Previously, Verjee anchored the prime-time news bulletin and compiled, produced and presented documentaries for the Kenyan Television Network. She also hosted The Third Opinion, a political talk show, and freelanced for the BBC, producing several programs including African Perspectives, a documentary on the de-registration of non-governmental organizations after the U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa in 1998.Verjee’s journalistic efforts extend beyond the broadcast realm. She recently published Live and On the Air, a children’s book exploring the experiences of a young girl who moves from rural Kenya to Nairobi to work as a broadcaster. Verjee also has produced successful radio campaigns spreading awareness of HIV/AIDS, road safety and violence against women. Her community efforts include work with Street Children and with Operation Smile.Verjee received her undergraduate degree in English from McGill University in Montreal and studied at York University in Canada. She speaks Gujarati, Kiswahili and conversational French.

Source: CNN

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12 thoughts on “Zain Verjee – Atlanta, Georgia

  1. Hello MS Zain, In fact anytime that i watch your news broadcast i am just so happy. Just the way you present move me a lot. How can i become your fan? I strongly believe that you will never know me because i am one in the billions.
    I was so happy when i heard you were born and brought up in Africa(Kenya), in fact i am proud of the seeds Mother Africa can produce. I just hope i will be like you someday. Please may God Bless you. You are just awlsome., I love you very much.

  2. My kids were so impressed whern I told them you were born in Kenya, and that I have met you. You are doing a good job out there, we are proud of you.

  3. Hey Zain,

    It is always a pleasure to see your reporting around the world. I am a Canadian (from Ottawa) who embraces our diverse cultures. You are highly professional and I love your reporting. Your accent is sweet btw. Very proud you have lived and have been educated in Canada. You go gurl!!!

  4. Way to go Zain. I am also a proud Canadian, but of West Indian heritage. You do very good reporting as do our other fellow Canadians at CNN.

  5. You go Girl!

    Kenyan-American we love you! and we watch you every day at CNN- Hallo to Wolfe -we love him too. Keep the good work. Hooray Kisumu!!! I have been there, I am from kericho.

  6. it seems to me ms zain you missed an important question to ask ms condoliza,which is DO YOU THINK OBAMA IS EXPERIENCED ENOUGH TO BE PRESIDENT?AFTER ALL HE IS THE ONE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.ISN’T HE?I THINK THIS IS EMBARRASSING FOR A JOURNALIST.

  7. Hi, firstly and fore mostly one must consider and evaluate, why, why, are reporters sent onto dangerous areas, and I have notices this about you Ms Verjee, that you are sent, on dangerous locations without proper regard for your own safety. You must get to the bottom of this, asap, it could cost you, an arm or a leg. And remember ‘Dangerous Locations and safety of self preservation’. I am arguably very serious Ms Verjee. And now being fattened up at a supermarket!.

  8. Pingback: Zain Verjee hit by teargas canister while reporting « Kenyan Jewels

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