Yousuf Basil | Lead Stories

Yousuf Basil is a freelance journalist whose career in media started with the onset of the Iraq war, where he covered the violence, political chaos and regional and global repercussions from Baghdad. He relocated to Atlanta,where for more than a decade he worked at CNN on top global news stories, including the rise and fall of ISIS, the Covid pandemic and the Ukraine-Russia war. As a senior planning editor for CNN International Newsgathering, he learned to closely analyze language, behavior and technology to debunk or confirm trending news stories.

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