Warm, engaging, and funny, Anjali Rao is a multi-award-winning television journalist and chat show host who has spent 17 years in the top tiers of broadcast news, current affairs and entertainment. Formerly an anchor at Sky News in London, Anjali spent the last six years as anchor of CNN International's weekday breakfast show and host of the network's weekly chat show, Talk Asia; both of which air globally to 220 million households.
Her honest yet relaxed interview style has made for many revealing conversations with some of the world's highest profile personalities including US President Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, pop star Rihanna, armed robber turned best-selling author of Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts, sporting legends Roger Federer and Kobe Bryant, and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld among countless others.
She has also covered numerous breaking news events, such as the 9/11 attacks, the 2004 Asian tsunami, the death of Pope John Paul II, the 7/7 bombings in London, the 2008 siege of Mumbai, and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan.
Now based in Melbourne, Anjali is pursuing her career as a host and presenter. Anjali is a unique talent who is able to connect with people across all walks of life - from international A-listers to everyday people with a story to tell.