Anand Naidoo

Anand Naidoo

Anand Naidoo is the anchor for CGTN America’s “The Heat”, based at the network’s Washington D.C. Bureau. 

Anand joined CGTN America in October 2012 after five years as an anchor and correspondent for Al Jazeera English in Washington.

Before that he was an Atlanta-based anchor for CNN International’s World News for ten years. During this time Anand reported from the Middle East, South Africa and Europe.

Before joining CNN in 1997, Anand was the principal evening news anchor for the South African Broadcasting Corp. in Johannesburg.

He began his broadcast career in Belgium, where he worked as a field producer for Belgian television as well as a producer and anchor for the Belgian Radio World Service. In those positions, he traveled widely as a producer and reporter in Western Europe, the former Soviet bloc states and the Middle East.

Anand has also worked as a news editor on Radio 702, a Johannesburg independent radio station and a presenter on the South African cable station, M-Net.

He began his career as a newspaper journalist on the Johannesburg Rand Daily Mail.

Among the major stories Anand has covered during his career was the release of Nelson Mandela and the first all-race elections in South Africa in 1994. He has also anchored breaking news coverage on the bomb blasts at the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the DPRK missile tests, the Nato Air Campaign in Yugoslavia and the Bosnian war and the 2nd Gulf War in Iraq.

He has also reported extensively from Latin America and North America. He also covered the election campaign of Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.

Anand is the recipient of several prestigious journalism awards including the George Peabody award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for coverage of the Tsunami disaster in South East Asia.

In April 2015, he was awarded the Bronze World Medal for Best News Anchor at the New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards. The jury cited his coverage of the rise of the Far Right in European politics in making the award.

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August 21, 2019

The Heat: Afghanistan peace process

The U.S. and Taliban back at the negotiating table for a ninth round of talks. Can the two sides achieve a diplomatic breakthrough or does peace in Afghanistan remain an illusion? Read More...
August 21, 2019

India’s crackdown on Kashmir: What’s at stake?

India’s move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir state's autonomy has threatened to ignite one of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints. Sadanand Dhume of the Wall Street Journal joins CGTN's Nathan King to explore how the current crisis in Kashmir came to be. Read More...
August 16, 2019

Is currency the next front in the U.S.-China trade war?

Steel. Soybeans. Motorcycles. All items the average person can relate to. But there’s another front in the U.S. - China Trade War that’s harder to understand, but potentially more hazardous - the currency market. CGTN’s Owen Fairclough joins us to help make sense of it all. Read More...
August 13, 2019

The Heat: Opioid crisis

As the United States still struggles to fight opioid addiction, we will take a look on how the pills are also being abused in other countries. Read More...
Hong Kong Protests
August 13, 2019

Have Hong Kong protests been hijacked?

The fifth day of protests at Hong Kong's airport took a violent turn as police clashed with rioters. But what do these protesters want? And will violence undo support for their cause? Fred Teng joined us to explain events on the ground and what led up to them. Read More...
August 12, 2019

The Heat: Yemen crisis

Yemeni separatists take control of the strategic city of Aden, just weeks after the UAE says it’s pulling its forces out of the country. Read More...
August 9, 2019

Climate Change: Are we too late?

Record breaking heat waves; wildfires in the Arctic; glacier melts flooding Greenland; and July was the hottest month in history. How bad is this going to get? Climate strategist Paul Bledsoe joins us to talk what needs to be done... now. Read More...
August 8, 2019

The Heat: Kashmir Tensions

For years a line of control has separated Pakistan-Administered Kashmir from Indian-Administered Kashmir. And, the de-facto border between the two nuclear-powered sides is one of the most militarized in the world. Read More...
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