Too early to return to South Africa

It’s apparently too early for CNN’s Johannesburg-based business correspondent Eleni Giokos to return to her bureau.

Giokos filled in for Richard Quest on Quest Means Business two weeks ago, but didn’t return to Johannesburg.

Then, after anchoring from the network’s New York studios for a week, Giokos stopped by the CNN Center in Atlanta and met up with the Marketplace Africa team, hosted by Zain Asher.

This week, she’s back in New York City, anchoring CNNMoney while anchor Maggie Lake is enjoying some off time.

If I’m any of the CNN International business fill-in anchors (Poppy Harlow, Alison Kosik, Isa Soares [who’s currently on maternity leave], et cetera), I would be on alert.


Eleni Giokos in for Richard Quest all week

CNN’s newest business correspondent, Eleni Giokos, is going to be hosting Quest Means Business live from the network’s New York studios all week.

Anchor Richard Quest, meanwhile, is away on assignment for CNN Business Traveller, where he is expected to fly around the world in 8 days, utilizing 10 airlines, 9 countries, 12 cities and 13 airports.

Giokos is a former eNCA anchor as well as a CNBC anchor who joined CNN International in October 2015, based out of the network’s Johannesburg bureau as CNN’s East African business correspondent.


Eleni Giokos joins CNN as business correspondent

Adding to CNN’s stable of business reporters, Eleni Giokos, joining the network from Bloomberg TV Africa where she served as a senior anchor, will be a CNN business correspondent, based in the network’s Johannesburg bureau.

In addition to reporting on business stories for the network, Giokos will contribute to CNN’s African feature programmes, including Marketplace Africa and African Voices.

In a prepared statement, Mike McCarthy, the svp of programming at CNN International, said, “Eleni is an enormously talented and versatile broadcaster. She has interviewed world leaders, covered major breaking news stories, and presented network feature programmes. Her appointment underlines our commitment to African stories and African audiences. We’re delighted to have her here at CNN.”