CNN International promotes Korean American to senior VP

September 12, 2014
Ellana Lee (CNN)

Ellana Lee (CNN)

CNN International has a new senior vice president — Korean American journalist Ellana Lee.

Lee, who was vice president and managing editor of CNN International Asia Pacific, was promoted this week to oversee the news giant’s worldwide business and editorial operations based in Asia, Best Media Info reported.

The promotion makes Lee the network’s most senior executive outside of the United States, said Tony Maddox, executive vice president and CNN International managing editor.

Lee joined CNN in 1997 after obtaining a master’s degree in journalism at New York University.