Zain Verjee is an anchor for CNN International (CNNI) based at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta. She currently co-anchors CNNI's rolling newscast.
Since joining CNN International in 2000, Verjee has covered numerous breaking news and world events such as the Agra Summit, the conflict in the Middle East, the trial of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic, the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Hajj and the war in Iraq. She also reports on African business news for the weekly program Inside Africa, which offers an in-depth look into news on the Continent.
Previously, Verjee anchored the prime time news bulletin and compiled, produced and presented documentaries for the Kenyan Television Network (KTN). She also hosted The Third Opinion, a political talk show. In addition to her work at KTN, Verjee freelanced for the BBC, producing several programs including African Perspectives, a 30-minute documentary on the desegregation of non-governmental organizations.
Verjee received her undergraduate degree in English from McGill University, Montreal, and studied at York University, Canada, as well. She speaks Gujarati, Kiswahili and conversational French.