Paula Hancocks Bio, Age, Husband, CNN, Seoul, Nationality, Salary

Paula Hancocks is an awarding winning international correspondent for CNN television news network who is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Paula Hancocks Biography

Paula Hancocks is an awarding winning international correspondent for CNN television news network who is based in Seoul, South Korea.

She is the channel’s representative in the Korean Peninsula.

Hancocks graduated from the University of Durham with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Italian. She also studied for a postgraduate degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Paula Hancocks Age

Hancocks has not revealed her year or date of birth. He age is, therefore, still unknown.

Paula Hancocks Husband

Paula has been a very private person and rarely speaks about her personal life. She has never revealed if she is married or not.

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Hancocks joined CNN in 1997 as a production assistant. She has seen held different positions her current being the channel’s correspondent in Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea

She has covered some of the biggest stories in Asia in recent years, including North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests.

She also covered the Pyeongchang Olympics charm offensive and the subsequent Trump-Kim and inter-Korean summits.

Hancocks also spearheaded an exclusive CNN documentary called ‘Escape from North Korea’, reported on the AirAsia plane crash in Indonesia and the sinking of the Sewol ferry in South Korea which was honored with a New York Festival award.

While reporting on the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, she was aboard the first plane to land in Tacloban and was the first international journalist to report live from the ground.

The reporting was recognized by the Royal Television Society winning the Best International News Coverage award.

In 2013, Hancocks traveled around North Korea with Korean War veterans from the United States searching for the remains of a fallen comrade.

She also led CNN’s coverage of the death of former leader Kim Jong Il, the rise of new leader Kim Jong Un and the plight of American citizens detained in the country.

The Long Goodbye

Hancocks has covered Seoul’s dealings with its neighbor, capturing the emotions of family reunions between the two Koreas in a special documentary called ‘The Long Goodbye’.

Other Coverages

She has also reported exclusively on North Korea’s assassination weapons and the story of nine young defectors sent back to North Korea.

Hancocks also extensively from Myanmar on the victory of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, in the historic parliamentary elections in 2012 and the dramatic opening up of the once-isolated country.

In 2011, she was the first international reporter to arrive at the devastated tsunami zone in Japan near the epicenter of the earthquake to cover the aftermath of the natural disaster and the ensuing nuclear catastrophe.

Hancocks has covered many other natural disasters, including reporting from Sri Lanka to cover the devastating impact of the 2004 Asia tsunami, for which the team won a DuPont-Columbia Award.

She has reported from many of the world’s hotspots in recent years, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and across the Middle East.

Paula Hancocks Other Positions


Prior to taking up her position as a correspondent in Seoul, Hancocks was based in Jerusalem and reported on the 2008 Gaza war, smuggling tunnels and rocket factories in Gaza and the deadly confrontation aboard an aid ship bound for Gaza.

She covered the political intricacies of a never-ending peace effort and the anger and frustrations on both sides of the conflict on a daily basis.

She also covered the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict in 2006, for which the team won the Ed Murrow award.


Hancocks previously served as an international correspondent at CNN’s London bureau, reporting on a wide range of stories including the 2005 London bombings, the aftermath of the Iraq war and bombings in Istanbul.

Paula Hancocks Nationality

Hancocks is Australian.

Paula Hancocks Salary

Hancock’s salary as a CNN International correspondent has not been revealed.

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