Leyla Santiago joins CNN as a correspondent based in Mexico City, it was announced today by Terence Burke, senior vice president for national news. She will contribute across CNN’s television and digital platforms, highlighting the relationship between the two countries; Mexico and the United States.
“Leyla is an insightful communicator, as evidenced by her range of award winning journalism,” said Burke. “Leyla’s versatile skill set, and her appointment in Mexico City gives us the opportunity for strong and in-depth coverage across CNN’s platforms.”
Santiago earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and she is bilingual in English and Spanish.
She will fill the void left by Nick Parker, who now serves as a roaming anchor based out of Atlanta and New York City.