Juliet Linley Vinci
Master of ceremonies
Juliet Linley has been working in international broadcast journalism since 1994. Of Trinidadian-Chinese-Swiss heritage, and fluent in five languages, Ms. Linley’s credits include extensive experience working with CNN International, as well as stints with UK Channel 4, Swiss TV-SRI, and Trinidad & Tobago's TV6 flagship evening news.
Juliet Linley’s reporting and presenting skills first won her acclaim in 1999 at the International Lombardia Movie & TV Festival. In 2000, she was part of a team of journalists nominated for an Emmy Award. She has been a chief contributor to CNN International's World Report show, and in 2003 she was a finalist at the CNN World Report Awards. In 2007, she was awarded the Tau d'Oro for her environmental reporting for CNN's Global Challenges show. She has contributed to CNN’s reporting teams for breaking news coverage, including the funeral of Pope John Paul II, the July 2005 London bombings, and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
Ms. Linley graduated with honors from the University of Sussex, read law and economics at the University of Geneva, and completed a second degree at the American University in Rome. In 2004 she took an academic sabbatical to study at Oxford University, where she was granted a Fellowship to research Middle East peace efforts at St Antony's College. She spent part of her time in Ramallah, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Currently, she has her own blog at the Huffington Post and at the Italian daily Corriere della Sera called Mamma Mia! Her voluntary work for the community has included organizing an international cancer-prevention project, and working with mentally disabled athletes through Special Olympics, the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.