Fenton is currently the VP and deputy managing editor of international
newsgathering at CNNís headquarters in Atlanta, Fenton joined CNN
in 1986. Before moving to Atlanta, he was CNNís Frankfurt bureau
chief covering international breaking news in Central Europe, Eastern
Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
CNN Intl MD Chris Cramer was quoted in an official release saying,
"Jerusalem continues to be one of CNNís most important newsgathering
operations and Tom is one of the most accomplished senior editors
I know. Tomís award winning coverage from Africa and his role in
coordinating CNNís oversees coverage during 9/11, the Afghan and
Iraq wars from CNNís Atlanta headquarters underscores his abilities
and the importance CNN attaches to this appointment."
In his current role, Fenton played a central role in coordinating
CNNís coverage in Iraq and Afghanistan. As one of CNNís senior field
producers, he has covered events in Israel and the Palestinian territories
and across the Middle East as well as in Eastern and Central Europe.
His coverage from Africa won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow and
News and Documentary Emmy awards for his reports on the child soldiers
in Sierra Leone.
Meanwhile CNN reporter John Vause, currently CNN Internationalís
North American correspondent, based in Atlanta, has been appointed
CNNís Jerusalem correspondent. He too takes up this position in
November. Earlier this year, Vause who joined CNN a couple of years
ago, won the Atlanta Press Club ĎJournalist of the Yearí award for
his reporting from Israel and Palestine.
Since joining CNN, Vause has reported extensively from across the
US, including New York, in the aftermath of 9/11. He also covered
the war in Afghanistan and anchored CNN Internationalís coverage
of the war in Iraq from the networkís studios in Kuwait City.