The last year has taught the world many things – including the importance of quality journalism to hold truth to power and provide people with trusted information when they need it most. During this time, record audiences turned to CNN for trusted news and information about everything from the US election to the global pandemic.

My role at CNN is working with partners around the world to share our content, provide access to our journalists and license the CNN brand to partners that share our values.

I am delighted that Media Capital will become a major CNN affiliate, as we work together to create CNN Portugal. Through this strategic brand association, we will extend and grow our editorial reach together by taking great storytelling and relevant journalism to the Portuguese people.

Having not visited Portugal for many years, I was delighted to spend time with the Media Capital team as we recently finalised our agreement, and I now look forward to working with your team to launch CNN Portugal in the next few months.

Media Capital, welcome to the CNN Family!