Additional senior level appointments made across Asia

CNN International today announced the promotion of Roger Clark to Vice President and Hong Kong Bureau Chief.

A journalist for more than 30 years, Clark has been with CNN for over a decade, spending seven years as a Senior Director of Coverage based at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta. Clark was responsible for CNN’s day to day international newsgathering operations and delivering international news to all of CNN’s networks and digital platforms.

Most recently Clark was based in Jakarta acting as a senior consultant where he was instrumental in advising on and assisting with the launch of CNN Indonesia.

Clark’s appointment in Hong Kong comes as the network announces further strategic staff appointments in Asia Pacific under the leadership of Ellana Lee, Senior Vice President and Managing Editor, CNN International.

Senior field producer and veteran journalist Tim Schwarz has been promoted to Beijing Bureau Chief. Schwarz has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry including 23 years with CNN. He will be joined in Beijing by new International correspondent Matt Rivers.

In addition, the Hong Kong bureau, a hub for newsgathering excellence, is also being boosted with the addition of an assignment editor and two CNN Style producers. CNN Style is a global digital-first initiative and key online vertical for the network. The Hong Kong features department is also expanding with another two producers joining the team. 

“I am thrilled to be able to make these appointments as they reaffirm the importance of the Asia Pacific region and CNN’s commitment to delivering first-class journalism,” said Ellana Lee, Senior Vice President and Managing Editor, CNN International. “Bolstering our resources in Hong Kong and Beijing allows us to further strengthen our newsgathering and feature program offerings to our worldwide audience.”

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