Tony Maddox Esq
EVP & Managing Director, CNN International
Tony Maddox is executive vice president and managing director of CNN International. He is responsible for an international news and information portfolio that includes five CNN services in English; CNN en Español; the joint ventures CNN-News18, CNN Turk, CNN Chile, CNN Philippines and CNN Indonesia, as well as international newsgathering, editorial and programming oversight. Under Maddox's leadership, CNN has received numerous prestigious journalism awards, including the Royal Television Society's News Channel of the Year (2013 and 2014), numerous Peabody Awards, an Emmy Award, three Edward R. Murrow Awards, and 'Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year' at the 2013 Asian Television Awards. In 2015 the U.S. State Department honoured Maddox as a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Hero for his role in founding and leading the CNN Freedom Project, which is now the longest-running awareness and investigative campaign on modern slavery on a global news channel. Before joining CNN, Maddox spent 13 years with the BBC, latterly as head of news and current affairs for the BBC in Northern Ireland.