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, improve the operations and output of its international bureaus and make contributions closer to growing SNA’s digital reach.
Tsouri brings over 23 years of experience to his role, gained throughout a number of reputable global media institutions in the UAE and overseas which includes 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 past 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 developing Sky News Arabia family. I am assured that his widespread international knowledge gained in the Middle East and Europe will absolutely add value to the network and give a fresh viewpoint to the crew that will in addition drive SNA forward.”
Bouran added, “Yousef will assist lead the next stage of SNA’s development into a digital first news organization that caters to an ever-growing quantity of viewers from all over the world. “
Yousef Tsouri, said, “Over the years, Sky News Arabia has solidified its role as a credible, well respected media platform both locally and internationally, and I am delighted to return to the UAE to be a part of this excellent effort and team. I am looking forward to beginning my new position with Sky News Arabia and take its success story to new heights with the support of my colleagues, delivering unique news reporting and programming, throughout 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 throughout 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.