Leone Lakhani

February 3, 2023

Leone Lakhani is a TV journalist with nearly two decades of international experience at the BBC and CNN. As a correspondent for CNN in London and Abu Dhabi, she covered everything from the government crackdown in Bahrain, to the first Egyptian elections after the Arab Spring.  Leone has also interviewed celebrities including Tom Cruise on his Mission Impossible series, John Travolta on his life as a pilot, and sports stars like Kobe Bryant and Roger Federer. Upon returning to Washington, DC, Leone reported and produced content for digital news platform The Cipher Brief, which focused on U.S. national security issues.  Leone has written and produced several long and short-format stories, covering world events like the Israel-Lebanon War from Gaza, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the death of Osama Bin Laden. Leone currently divides her time between Washington, DC and London.

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