CNN’s Robyn Curnow recently relocated from South Africa to Atlanta for her new show “International Desk with Robyn Curnow.” Today, only a few weeks since changing continents, she’s back in South Africa for the Oscar Pistorius sentencing. It’s been a wild ride for Curnow, who is getting used to a new country and a new role as an anchor.
TVNewser: What has been the bigger challenge, your new show or moving from South Africa to Atlanta?
Robyn Curnow: I’ve lived in Johannesburg, Sydney, London, Perth and Cambridge, so moving cities wasn’t as big a switch as shifting from the field to the studio. It’s been simultaneously terrifying and amazing to anchor my new show. I want to keep the fly-by-the-seat-of-your pants live reporting style I am used to, but at the same time I am acutely aware I also need to ‘front’ the show. I am still finding my feet but the I-Desk team is really fantastic and we pack the show with live interviews and guests so it’s pacey and intelligent.
TVNewser: You first interviewed Oscar Pistorius back in 2008. What was your initial reaction when you first heard that he was being charged with murder?