Ralitsa Vassileva

Ralitsa Vassileva

Ralitsa Vassileva ( _bg. Ралица Василева, born in Sofia, Bulgaria) is a CNN International television news anchorwoman. She has covered the Bosnian War, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and many other major international issues. She has interviewed many world leaders, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Ariel Sharon, Henry Kissinger, and others.

Vassileva was educated in Sofia, Bulgaria and New Delhi, India, and graduated from Sofia University. She worked for Bulgarian National Radio in 1987 as an English translator and announcer, and from there made the transition to reporting. She became a reporter for Bulgarian National Television in 1990, and transferred to CNN in 1992.


* Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson made a song called "Not Ralitsa Vassileva" on his album "Rupi's Dance". She also appeared as guest at Ian Anderson's "Rubbing Elbows" performance in Atlanta, Georgia.
* Ralitsa Vassileva appears in the 2006 British film The Queen in a real-life outtake of her anchoring CNN's World News. She says "Britain's Queen Elizabeth will deliver a televised address Friday, the royal family has been accused of not showing enough remorse over Princess Diana's death."

External links

* [http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/vassileva.ralitsa.html Ralitsa Vassileva profile] at CNN.com

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