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Zain Verjee Leaving CNN

zain verjeeAfter 14 years at CNN, Zain Verjee is leaving the network to start her own production company. Verjee anchors “World One” on CNN International.

“It’s been 14 years of friendship, growth, excitement and the greatest privilege anyone could ask for. From Nairobi to Atlanta, to Washington and New York to London and every major capital around the world in between,” Verjee wrote in a note sent to CNN staff this morning. “The assignments have been incredible.  I would like to thank each and every one of you for making it so special and so genuine for me.”

Verjee says she will be “creating and writing which I find personally fulfilling.” Read her full note after the jump.

To all my wonderful and inspiring friends and colleagues around the world,

This is to let you know that I will be leaving CNN today.    It’s been 14 years of friendship, growth, excitement and the greatest privilege anyone could ask for.  From Nairobi to Atlanta, to Washington and New York to London and every major capital around the world in between.  The assignments have been incredible.  I would like to thank each and every one of you for making it so special and so genuine for me.  I would like to start a new chapter in my life, one where I grow in a new direction, and always with enthusiasm and energy.  I will be starting my own company:www.zainverjeegroup.com.   It will be a wonderful new challenge for me, and at a perfect time in my life.  I will be spending some time creating and writing which I find personally fulfilling.

Throughout my career, in various forums, I’ve been asked to tell students what piece of advice I would give them. I always quote a famous line” “It’s not of importance where you stand, but the direction in which you are moving.”  So, today, I will take my own advice.

Sending all of you a huge hug,
With all my warmth, affection and greatest respect,

Zain

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