Maria Ebrahimji is the director and executive editorial producer for network booking at CNN Worldwide. In this position, she leads a team of editorial producers in guest coverage, newsgathering and story planning for CNN’s special events, breaking news and multi-platform programming. Ebrahimji has been an editorial producer for CNN International, where she worked on high-profile programs such as “Your World Today,” “Q&A,” “Diplomatic License” and “Inside Africa.” In her 12 years at CNN, she has been an integral part of CNN’s award-winning programming. Her work on “CNN Connects: The New South Africa” garnered a 2007 NABJ Award of Excellence in the Television-Public Affairs Program. She is also the recipient of a 2006 Myers Media Innovation and Creativity Award for CNN’s Inspire Summit, a George Foster Peabody Award for CNN’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina and an Alfred Dupont-Columbia Award for CNN’s coverage of the Asian Tsunami. At CNN, Ebrahimji serves as vice chair of the CNN Diversity Council and on the Turner Broadcasting Corporate Responsibility Council and Green Task Force. Ebrahimji received a B.A. in mass communications from Brenau Women’s College and a M.A. in international affairs from Georgia State University.