Nima Elbagir joined CNN in February 2011 as a reporter based at network's Johannesburg bureau, before later moving to Nairobi. Africa has been the focus of her reporting for CNN and she has been at forefront of nearly every major news story from the continent in the past three years.
She was on the scene for the Ebola crisis. Elbagir was also the first international journalist to report from Chibok, the northern Nigerian village from which over 250 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Here she was able to interview two young girls who had managed to escape, and who described the ordeal of the capture and the fear they now felt.