Inga Thordar appointed CNN Digital editorial and programming director

CNN has appointed Inga Thordar as CNN Digital international Editorial & Programming Director, overseeing the EMEA-based Digital news and sports team, according to a network press release.

Based in the network’s London bureau, Thordar will oversee all digital news and sports output, as well as managing, coordinating and communicating the content flow of other digital units, including CNN’s Hong Kong team.

She will also be tasked with developing best practice in site management and platform programming across CNNI Digital.

Thordar joins CNN from the BBC, where she was Senior Editor, leading a number of editorial teams. She will report into Andrew Demaria, Vice President and Managing Editor of CNN Digital International.

“Inga has deep experience in setting and driving an editorial agenda,” said Demaria. “She understands both journalists and technical staff, and has delivered some outstanding multi-media original and distinctive journalism. She’ll be a fantastic asset to the news team across our platforms.”

Thordar added: “CNN is doing exciting things in digital journalism and building on the very latest trends in digital media, so this is a great time to be joining the international team. I’m looking forward to continuing and progressing the work on innovative storytelling and multi-platform production that’s well underway here.”

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