Stephanie Busari Biography
Stephanie Busari is a Nigerian journalist well known for working at CNN as a senior editor, where she led the 2019 Nigeria presidential election. She also reports on air for CNN International.
Stephanie is in charge of CNN Africa’s digital editorial and operational strategy, which includes developing a new narrative for Africa and documenting the continent’s changemakers and innovators.
Stephanie Busari Age
Stephanie was born on 12th August 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Stephanie Busari Height
Stephanie stands at an estimated height of 5 feet,4 inches tall.
Stephanie Busari Parents
Stephanie was raised by her parents in a family of four. She has not revealed the identity of her parents, however, her mother died years ago but she was so lucky to have seen her mother days before she died. Her father is still alive.
Stephanie Busari Husband
Stephanie is currently single. She was previously in a marriage with a man whose identity is not revealed but later divorced him due to the fact that she was pressured to be in that marriage and was not ready for it. She and the ex-husband were blessed with one daughter.
Stephanie Busari Education
Stephanie joined the Leads Trinity University where she studied French and Public Media. She later joined the University of Ronnes where she took an advanced Diploma program.
Stephanie Busari Career
Busari began her career at New Nation, a now-defunct London-based newspaper, and later moved to the Daily Mirror. She worked as a freelance journalist for the BBC before joining CNN in 2008.
Stephanie Busari CNN
Stephanie currently works at CNN Worldwide as a journalist and editor. She is the director of CNN’s Nigeria bureau, where she established CNN’s first digital and multiplatform bureau. She also reports live for CNN International and oversaw the network’s coverage of the Nigerian elections in 2019.
Stephanie is in charge of CNN Africa’s digital editorial and operational strategy. She is passionate about developing a new narrative for African storytelling and telling the stories of Africa’s changemakers and innovators. She obtained the ‘proof of life’ video showing that the missing Chibok schoolgirls were still alive in April 2016. This video aided in the start of negotiations with Boko Haram, resulting in the release of over 100 kidnapped schoolgirls.
She was also a key member of the CNN team that received a Peabody Award in May 2015 for its coverage of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls. She received a Hollywood Gracie Award in 2017 for her perseverance in covering this story, and she has previously received the Outstanding Woman in the Media Awards.
She was named one of the Most Influential People of African Descent in an UN-backed award in 2017, and Women in Journalism Africa named her one of the 25 most powerful female journalists in Africa in May 2020. She was also named a Yale University 2020 World Fellow, which is a fellowship for emerging global leaders.
Stephanie Busari Networth
Stephanie has an estimated networth of $1.5m to $2.5m
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