The writers for CNN
Adrian Finighan is an international anchor and correspondent based at CNN’s European headquarters in London. His interest in broadcast news journalism began in his early teens. After leaving school, he was offered the chance to study 'on the job' for a recognized journalism qualification with the South Wales radio station where he had been working part time since the age of 16.
Andrew Stevens is an anchor and correspondent based at CNN’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. He has been covering news on three continents for the past 25 years and co-anchors CNN’s live daily business show, WORLD BUSINESS TODAY produced out of Hong Kong, London and New York.
Veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield is co-anchor of the trial coverage program Banfield and Ford: Courtside. Banfield received a bachelor’s degree in political studies and French from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada in 1988, and later continued her language education in an Advanced French Studies program at the University of British Columbia.
Beth Karas is a Senior Reporter with Court TV, providing commentary on a number of high-profile cases, including the rape trial of Kobe Bryant, the Martha Stewart trial, and the murder trials of Robert Blake and Scott Peterson. Karas received her B.A. in political science and Spanish from Mount Holyoke College in 1979. She is also a graduate of the Fordham Law School.