Former CNN host Anjali Rao to front Dateline

Anjali Rao

A former CNN presenter has signed on to be the host of SBS’s Dateline.

Anjali Rao will anchor the network’s flagship current affairs program as of next Tuesday.

Rao worked at CNN International hosting both the weekday breakfast program and Talk Asia, a weekly magazine style show about Asia.

Prior to CNN, Rao worked as an anchor on both Sky News and Channel 5 News in London. Rao was also formerly a reporter and producer for Seven News in Melbourne.

Paul Cutler, SBS director of news and current affairs said: “Anjali is a unique and exceptionally talented journalist and presenter. She comes to Dateline with a wealth of experience from around the world and is a great fit for SBS. We’re delighted to have her on board.”

Rao said: “Dateline has a unique approach, delivering honest and compelling journalism covering important stories from around the world that many others would not. To have the opportunity to be a part of such a distinguished program, and follow in the footsteps of some of Australia’s most respected journalists, is incredibly exciting.”

In November, Rao guest hosted 2UE’s Morning show with Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson.

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