Parisa Khosravi is an award winning journalist with three decades of experience on the world stage. Throughout her career as Senior Vice President of international newsgathering, domestic newsgathering and global relations for CNN Worldwide, Khosravi directed CNN's historic coverage of countless award-winning news stories. CNN lauded Khosravi in its farewell to her by stating: "No one has played a greater role in emergence and then dominance of CNN international newsgathering than Parisa." These historic events included Tiananmen Square, the Gulf wars, Fall of the Iron Curtain, the End of Apartheid, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Tsunamis in Southeast Asia and Japan, the Earthquake in Haiti, the Arab Spring and the Syrian civil war.
As CNN's first ever, Senior Vice President for Global Relations, Khosravi built and maintained ongoing working relationships with world leaders, dignitaries and high-ranking officials while ensuring top editorial access and forging positive strategic relationships for the network all over the world.
Her experience and firsthand knowledge ranges from cross-cultural relations to leading through international and domestic crises. Khosravi is a recognized authority on safety and security matters for her meticulous and decisive management of her staff as they covered the world's most dangerous hot spots, conflicts and natural disasters.
As a top CNN senior executive who proved her leadership and executive skills for over two decades at the leading global news network, Khosravi's responsibilities spanned across editorial, operational and administrative departments, and multiple continents and time zones. Born and raised in Iran, Khosravi moved to the U.S. as a teenager and hence is equipped with the unique insight, knowledge and understanding of the complicated cultural, political and business landscape between the United States and Iran.
Khosravi sits on several non-profit boards and has won numerous top professional and personal awards for her journalistic and philanthropic work.
She is also very active on the speaker's circuit addressing groups and organizations on topics ranging from leading through crises and historic events to her unique and personal knowledge of Iran and Cuba.
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