Max Foster – Keynote Speaker

CNN Anchor

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Specialist Subjects

  • Moderator
  • Media


  • English


Max Foster’s pioneering daily news debate show ‘CNN Talk with Max Foster’ is simulcast on CNN International and Facebook. He expertly moderates a panel of guests whilst bringing in relevant media and viewer comments from all around the world. He also hosts the London edition of the newscast ‘CNN Newsroom.’

He has played a pivotal role in CNN’s international coverage and often anchors live from the scene of major news events, whether that’s the wave of terror attacks that struck Europe from 2015 to 2017 or the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in 2018 (which he hosted with Anderson Cooper, Alisyn Camerota and Don Lemon).

Over the years, Max Foster has also secured high profile interviews with the likes of Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, Prince William, Prince Charles, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Diddy, David Cameron, Tony Blair, Dolly Parton, George Lucas, Amitabh Bachchan, Michael Cain, Judy Dench, Julie Andrews, Elton John and business leaders ranging from Apple’s Steve Jobs and Microsoft’s Bill Gates to BP’s Bob Dudley and Tom Enders of Airbus. Prior to joining CNN, he was a Business Reporter and Presenter for the BBC, most notably with World Service radio and BBC Breakfast TV.

Max’s approachable yet authoritative style has made him one of CNN’s most popular faces and speakers. He has presented and moderated at major conferences for the United Nations and World Travel Market as well as more intimate events for Google, London Business School and The Elders.
Max Foster holds masterclasses in news anchoring for CNN’s international affiliates and he mentors aspiring reporters through the Media Trust charity.

In his book ‘It’s All About Clout,’ he draws on his interactions with prominent and successful people to identify what he thinks they have in common. He concludes that it’s down to their ‘clout’ which he then breaks down to six characteristics that anyone can develop. His starting position is that we’re driven by fear more than by hope and the secret is to embrace that and use it to your advantage. Max continues to lift the lid on success with his popular ‘Cloutology’ blog, podcast and Instagram feed where he offers advice, analysis and interviews with people who have made it in their chosen fields. His talks on the subject are as enlightening as they are challenging and audiences come away feeling invigorated and inspired.

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