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Jim Clancy      

CNN Correspondent & Anchor on International Affairs

Jim Clancy brings the experience of more than three decades covering the world to every newscast on CNN International. He didn't just read about the collapse of communism, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the siege of Beirut, the Rwanda Genocide or all of the Iraq wars. He was there. His illustrious career includes award-winning reporting on the events that have shaped history over the last quarter century.

Based at CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Clancy currently anchors global news wrap ‘The Brief’, which airs Fridays at 1100ET and replays throughout the weekend on CNNI.

In his 32 years with the network, Clancy has taken viewers to places all over the world from Johannesburg to Shanghai and Beirut to Seoul, where he recently spent several weeks contributing to CNN’s coverage of North Korea.

Clancy is also a regular contributor to “The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery,” a multi-platform initiative that aims to expose the horrors of modern-day slavery, and to push for change. In 2011 – shortly after the Freedom Project launched – he secured an exclusive interview with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following the release of that year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. Clancy has also taken part in many key discussions with thought-leaders and anti-slavery activists on the front lines of this global fight.

Having lived in Beirut and worked in almost every Arab country, Clancy also has a seasoned understanding of the Middle East. He reported on the conflict between Israel and Lebanon for both CNNI and CNN/U.S. from Beirut. His wide-ranging interest in international affairs is evident in Africa as much, if not more than anywhere else. Clancy played a key role in bringing the half-hour weekly program Inside Africa to air to give the world a more balanced and more accurate view of the problems and the progress being made on the continent.

Jim Clancy joined CNN in 1981 as a national correspondent after an extensive, award-winning career in local radio and television in Denver and San Francisco.


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