Nina Dos Santos
Nina dos Santos is a London-based news anchor and correspondent.
She is the host of CNN International’s twice-daily global business show World Business Today and regularly presents various feature shows including CNN Marketplace Europe and the Outlook series.
Dos Santos has anchored a number of major news events for CNN, from the London Olympic Games to the Arab Spring uprisings and the devastating Tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011.
She was part of CNN’s team covering the British Royal Wedding and reported extensively from Brussels, Paris and Rome on the Euro zone debt crisis.
Upon joining CNN, Dos Santos obtained a series of global exclusives on the International Monetary Fund following the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in New York. She was the first journalist to get a copy of the former managing director’s leaving letter, written in jail, and highlighted debate among female IMF staff about whether it was time for a woman at the helm.
Dos Santos often interviews leading figures in the world of politics, economics and business, including IMF chief Christine Lagarde, the Prime Ministers of Sweden, the Czech Republic and Luxembourg and the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
Dos Santos began her career in print news with internships at the Financial Times Group and Dow Jones & Co before moving into broadcast news as a presenter with Bloomberg Television, later with Sky News and NBC News.
An experienced moderator, Dos Santos has chaired panels at the meetings of the World Economic Forum and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She has also hosted events at the European Parliament in Brussels, at London’s Chatham House and at the Ambrosetti Forum’s annual gathering in Cernobbio, Italy.
Dos Santos holds a BSc in Biological Sciences from Imperial College London and a Masters degree in Economics. She is a native speaker of English, French and Italian, and also speaks German and Portuguese.
Before returning to London in 2005, Dos Santos lived and worked in Italy for four years as a correspondent.
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