Award-winning international journalist and chat show host, Anjali Rao, returns as Host of the AADA 2019 Convention & Expo after she was extremely well-received at the 2018 event.
The former Sky News and CNN reporter and anchor charmed all and sundry with her eloquence, affability and professionalism at last year’s Convention.
Ms Rao is a multi-award-winning television journalist and chat show host who has spent 17 years in the top tiers of broadcast news, current affairs and entertainment. Formerly an anchor at Sky News in London, she spent six years as anchor of CNN International’s weekday breakfast show and host of the network’s weekly chat show, Talk Asia, both of which air globally to 220 million households.
Born to an Indian father and Australian mother, Ms Rao was raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK but is now based in Melbourne. She is a unique talent who is able to connect with people across all walks of life, from international A-listers to everyday people with a story to tell.
Ms Rao has interviewed some of the world’s biggest celebrities and covered numerous breaking news events, such as the 9/11 attacks, the 2004 Asian tsunami, the death of Pope John Paul II, the 7/7 bombings in London, the 2008 siege of Mumbai and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan.
She has appeared as a panellist on Channel Ten’s The Project and Studio 10 and also as guest host on Sydney’s 2UE radio station and Triple M Melbourne.
We look forward to her contribution in 2019.