Ralitsa Vassileva Leaving CNN International

Society | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 08:44| Views: | Comments: 3
Bulgaria: Ralitsa Vassileva Leaving CNN International File photo

CNN anchor Ralitsa Vassileva, known as the most successful Bulgarian journalist on an international level, is leaving the news channel.

She has not publicly commented on the reason, but her Twitter posts suggest Sunday was her "last day on air".

On Tuesday Vassileva also wrote she does not know what her "next step" will be.

Vassileva is the first Bulgarian to work for CNN, having started 23 years ago.

Turner Broadcasting system, a division of Time Warner owning CNN, has recently laid off ten percent of its staff across the world to reduce spending.

In her 23 years at CNN Vassileva has covered a number of international events such as the Bosnian War and the Arab-Isaeli conflict and has met a myriad of world leaders.

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Carl A. - 12 Jul 2015 // 04:40:30

It is sad, the way CNN has degraded to almost total trash, the last 10+ years. I feel with the loss of Ms. Vassileva, that CNN has lost one its last true jewels in the crown. All they have now are noisy, annoying, inept, and overbearing casters...who are too concerned with letting the world know what THEY think and not with reporting professionally as they should be doing.

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Yane - 23 May 2015 // 00:40:43

Omg, you watch CNN?

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Rafe Lavine - 22 May 2015 // 16:34:13

That is SUCH unwelcome news. Ralitsa has to be one of my favourite CNN anchors. She has credibility and gravitas and some, not all, of the new crop don't hold a candle to her. Big mistake CNN. Big mistake.

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