CNN Anchors: 8 Most Popular TV Personalities

CNN is reputed as one of the leading news networks, not just in the United States but in the whole world. The levels of success they have scaled through the years can be attributed to the professionalism and the decorum with which they carry out their work.


The quality as well as the depth of the news they present is second to one, but also we must not forget about the reporters and the anchors in the network which in most cases are the ones responsible in packaging the news in the ways we have grown to love.

Below is a brief look into some of the top faces which makes CNN stand out from the crowd. They are the most popular anchors and TV personalities who have been gracing your screen and ensuring that you are always glued to your screens.

  1. Richard Quest

Richard Quest is known to cover breaking news and business related stories. He is the most foremost international business correspondent at CNN and he also hosts the Quest Means Business show which airs on Monday to Friday at 4pm on CNN International. Quest is without a doubt one of the most recognizable members of the Cable News Network.

Quest stands out from the pack due to his dynamic and distinctive style of doing his work and this has earned him great admiration from both fellow staff and the viewers. He is known be the favorite correspondent during world leading business summit and events such as The World Economic Forums and the G8 Summits.

  1. Christiane Amanpour

Christian Amanpour is the CNN’s chief international correspondent and also the anchor of the award winning flagship global affairs programs exclusive to CNN known as Amanpour. Amanpour is known to sit with royalties, interview and debate with different heads of states and she is one of the most recognizable figures in the history of Cable News Network.

She joined the network way back in 1983 as an entry-level assistant on international assignment desk and she rose the ranks to become a reporter in the network’s New York offices, but her ascent to the stardom of her career didn’t stop there, as she is now one of the leading anchors in the network. She is fearless and uncompromising and will always ask it as it is without fear of any intimidation.

  1. Wolf Blitzer

Wolf Blitzer is the lead political anchor at CNN and he is also the host of the Situation Room – a political program which airs every single weekday and on Saturday evening. He is also the anchor of “Wolf”, which airs every day at 1pm ET and is a show focusing on some of the leading news from Washington and other parts of the globe.

Wolf began his journalism career with Reuters News Agency in Tel Aviv in 1972 for a short period of time before he moved to Washington to correspond for The Jerusalem Post. He joined CNN in 1990 as the network’s military affairs correspondent at the Pentagon. He covered the 1992 elections and was also there to cover the 1999 elections before he started anchoring for CNN and hosting the various shows eh does to date.

  1. Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper is considered as one of the best anchors and reporters at the network and he has become the face of CNN for millions due to his unique style and the acumen with which he does his work. He is the host of the program Anderson Cooper 3600 which is a global newscast that goes beyond the news headlines to dig deeper with in-depth and quality reporting and investigations. With Cooper, you will go beyond the headlines and get stories from many points of view so that you can easily decide and make it easy for you to separate the wheat from the chaff.

  1. Jeanne Moos

Jeanne Moos corresponds for the network from the New York offices. She has been with the network for 34 years, during which she has covered both national and international issues, not to mention a plethora of ground breaking news and features. Many admire watching her anchor or report since she has adopted some kind of easy reporting that is not usually the norm with serious networks like CNN. Jeanne will crack jokes, and make fun even when everyone else thinks that the story is quite depressing, but ultimately, she never loses the focus or the objective of her corresponding.

  1. Isha Sesay

Isha Sesay is best known for her role in anchoring a weekly program known as Inside Africa. She is also a co-anchor for CNN Newsroom with John Vause. Isha is an experienced and an award winning journalist and she has covered very many breaking news stories and events of both global and national interest.

She was the anchor that broke the news of the death of former South African president, Nelson Mandela in 2013. This is just a few of her winning exploits in the industry, a feat that has made her one of the most respected anchors in CNN. She is humble, professional and never compromising when it comes to work.

  1. Becky Anderson

Becky Anderson presents CNN’s Connect The World, a show which airs from Sunday through to Thursday every week. She is based in the Abu Dhabi bureau and this gives her the ability to have a distinctive perspective on the happenings on this part of the world. These includes the deepening human crises happening in some Middle East countries such as Syria, the Wake of Arab Spring as well as the ongoing crisis between the two countries of Israel and Palestine.

She is also a skilled interviewer who has had the chance to interview most of the world leaders, including figures such as Desmond Tutu, Hamid Karzai, Koffi Anan, Jacob Zuma, and Benjamin Netanyahu amongst others.

  1. Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria is another leading anchor at CNN and he is best famed for his show – Fareed Zakaria – GPS. This is a weekly show which focuses on international affairs. Fareed got his Bachelor’s degree from Yale University before proceeding to Harvard University for a doctorate in Political Science. He is well polished in terms of academics and he has a good grasp of everything he talks about.