Nick Wrenn, CNN’s managing editor for Europe, Middle East & Africa, has been appointed to the new position of vice president, CNN International Digital Services. Based in Atlanta, Wrenn will report to Tony Maddox, executive vice president and managing director of CNN International.
Together with the international edition of CNN.com and sites in Arabic, Spanish, Korean and Japanese, CNN International syndicates video, live streaming and video-on-demand to a growing number of sites including Vingo, YouTube, Daily Motion and Jalipo while also operating CNN Mobile in more than 100 countries.
As the leading executive over all of CNN’s digital assets outside of the United States, Wrenn will oversee the editorial direction of these services as well as work with colleagues across CNN.com’s domestic operation and in Turner International to manage the growth of the business through the development of new products and services. These include CNN.com/international and the CNN international mobile brand together with numerous broadband services.
“As we continue to grow and develop our digital assets, Nick’s experience and leadership will be invaluable,” Maddox said. “Our digital services are playing an increasingly important part in the growth of CNN International and this new position ensures that they will be leveraged and incorporated into our current business appropriately.”
This new appointment comes as CNN continues to invest in content generation and ownership through an increase in newsgathering operations in both the United States and internationally.
Wrenn has been with CNN since 2000, joining as a senior editor for the international edition of CNN.com; he became managing editor for CNN’s operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2003. In that role, Wrenn oversaw CNN’s largest production center outside of the United States, which was responsible for more than 10 hours of live programming each day; the CNN International features unit, coordinating newsgathering in the region; and CNN.com/international.
CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.