Sky News Arabia hires former France 24 exec as new head of news

Published: 5 March 2020 - 8:12 p.m.
By: Digital Studio Middle East Staff
Sky News Arabia (SNA) has appointed former France 24 veteran Youssef Tsouri as head of news.

Tsouri is 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, a statement said.

Tsouri brings over 23 years of experience to his role, gained across various 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, the holding company which owns a 50 percent 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."

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.”

Sky News Arabia broadcasts 24/7 to households across the Arabic-speaking world with a free-to-air TV channel, audio platforms and online platforms.


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