Sky News Arabia appoints Media Veteran as Head of News

Youssef Tsouri as Head of News effective March 1st, 2020.

  

Abu Dhabi - Sky News Arabia (SNA) has appointed Youssef Tsouri as Head of News effective March 1st, 2020. Tsouri will be responsible for overseeing the SNA newsroom editorial strategy and content, enhance the operations and output of its global bureaus and contribute towards increasing SNA’s digital reach.

Tsouri brings over 23 years of experience to his role, gained across various reputable international media institutions in the UAE and abroad including MBC where he joined in 2002 as a news presenter and later occupied the position of Editor in Chief. He joins SNA from the French capital Paris, where he spent the last 10 years working for France 24.

Nart Bouran, CEO of International Media Investment (IMI Holding), the holding company which owns a 50 stake in SNA, said, “We are delighted to welcome Yousef to our growing Sky News Arabia family. I am confident that his extensive international expertise gained in the Middle East and Europe will undoubtedly add value to the network and provide a fresh perspective to the team that will further drive SNA forward.”

Bouran added, “Yousef will help lead the next stage of SNA’s development into a digital first news organisation that caters to an ever-growing number of viewers from all over the world. “

Yousef Tsouri, said, “Over the years, Sky News Arabia has solidified its position as a credible, well respected media platform both regionally and internationally, and I am pleased to return to the UAE to be a part of this outstanding effort and team. I am looking forward to starting my new role with Sky News Arabia and take its success story to new heights with the support of my colleagues, delivering unique news reporting and programming, across linear, digital and social.”

Tsouri holds a graduate diploma from the Higher Institute of Journalism in Rabat, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Mohammed V University in Rabat.

Sky News Arabia is a leading pan-Arab news organization broadcasting 24/7 to households across the Arabic-speaking world. With a free-to-air TV channel, audio platforms and online platforms, it is the home of breaking news, business, lifestyle, arts, culture and sports coverage.

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About Sky News Arabia

Sky News Arabia is a leading pan-Arab news organization broadcasting 24/7 to households across the Arabic-speaking world. With a free-to-air TV channel, audio platforms and online platforms, it is the home of breaking news, business, lifestyle, arts, culture and sports coverage.

Committed to delivering outstanding analysis of the regional and international news agenda since 2012, Sky News Arabia has become a trusted and respected news outlet appealing to people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. Alongside its core news coverage, the channel has built a strong audience for its business coverage, daily sports analysis and current affairs.

Sky News Arabia recently announced a fresh programming line-up with new presenters, cutting-edge broadcast technology and a digital-first approach to content creation. This was complemented by new virtual news studios using the latest in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology that have been introduced for the first time in the region, giving Sky News Arabia the most progressive newsroom in the Middle East and North Africa.

Sky News Arabia has a network of bureaus across MENA, Europe and the US, ensuring viewers are up-to-date with all the news and the stories behind the news as it unfolds.

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