CNN senior international correspondent Atika Shubert, previously based in Berlin, has announced she is leaving CNN. She has been with CNN for 20 years and started with the network as a producer working in Indonesia.
She said, “I’m taking a break from news. CNN has been my home for 20 amazing years. But it’s time for change.”
Shubert went on, “I had no idea what I was in for: Jakarta, Tokyo, Jerusalem, London + Berlin. Riots. Terror Attacks. Earthquakes. A devastating tsunami. A missing plane. An enigmatic hacker turned fugitive who wouldn’t answer my questions. I earned every grey hair on my head in that time.
“It was incredible. And I got to work with the best news crews in the business. I’ll never be able to say thank you enough. But now, I want to step back. I want to reconsider how we tell the stories we need to know.”