Steve George is the Executive Editor of CNN Digital Worldwide for Asia-Pacific, where he leads news coverage of the region across CNN’s global digital platforms, as well as running international digital coverage for key parts of the day.
Based at CNN’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong, George leads a diverse team of digital producers, reporters and editors, directing digital editorial strategy from Pakistan to Japan and from China to New Zealand.
George was previously Asia Director for CNN Digital Worldwide, and before that, Senior News Editor.
George spearheaded CNN’s digital coverage of major breaking news events in Asia-Pacific, including the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, the Sri Lanka terror attacks and the Thai cave rescue.
More recently, George has led coverage of Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power, the global effects of China’s rise, and the war in Ukraine, for which he received an Emmy Award for his role in CNN’s coverage of Russia’s initial invasion.
George is also the founding editor of CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week analysis of Chinese society, politics and foreign policy for a global readership.
Before joining CNN in 2016, George spent 8 years in Beijing as a magazine editor, covering news and social affairs across the greater China region.
George studied English and American studies at the University of Manchester, where he was elected head of the university’s student union.