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Andrew Demaria to run CNN’s digital team

International news channel CNN has appointed Andrew Demaria to run its digital reporting team.

Demaria moves across from CNN Travel.

The announcement:

Andrew DemariaCNN International today announced that the head of CNN Travel Andrew Demaria is to take on responsibility for the CNN editorial Digital team in Asia.

The appointment brings together the two units under his leadership and, as Executive Producer, Digital Asia and CNN Travel, Demaria will oversee both the cnn.com news team around the region and the international Travel team.

Nick Wrenn, Vice President of Digital Services for CNN International, says Demaria was a natural fit for the expanded role.

“Andrew has great experience at CNN having worked in Asia and Europe, across news and sponsored features, digital and TV,” he said. “Andrew launched and led CNNGo out of Hong Kong and last year successfully created a new travel service for CNN.com International which has so far surpassed all its growth targets. I am delighted with this appointment.”

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Demaria has been with CNN International since 2000. His new role sees him head up a team of 20 staff and oversee freelance contributors from around the world. He takes on the expanded portfolio in June.

In other CNN International digital news, Hong Kong-based Paul Armstrong has been promoted to Editor, News and Programming. Armstrong has been with CNN for more than five years and was pivotal in reshaping the digital newsgathering team in Asia.

CNN’s current Asia head of digital newsgathering Tyson Wheatley leaves his post for a new role at Facebook later this month.

Source: press release

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