Lourda Sexton is a freelance journalist and Irish Correspondent for China Global Television Network (CGTN). She reports across a range of news stories and programmes including business, current affairs, culture, arts, technology and sports for three global bureaus: Beijing, Washington D.C., and Nairobi. She has twelve years international experience across TV, radio, and print media. She is articulate and confident on air both in delivering live reports and in-studio discussions. Her experience includes producing TV and radio packages, live reporting, presenting, voiceover, and conference moderation. She is highly knowledgeable in international business, current affairs, and emerging markets. Lourda has reported from around the world and is now based in Ireland. In addition to extensive experience reporting across Ireland she has also reported widely in the Middle East region. She has reported in Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. She has covered events and breaking news globally and most recently her coverage included the impact of Brexit on Ireland, Europe's refugee crisis, Ireland's same sex marriage referendum, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visit to Ireland and Ireland's ongoing economic recovery. Previously, Lourda reported for 7 National News on City 7 TV in Dubai and presented on Dubai Eye 103.8 radio. She has presented and co presented across a variety of radio programs including the UAE’s flagship business show the business breakfast. She began her career as an International Correspondent responsible for producing business and economic country features for The Times (UK), the Washington Post (US) and Forbes Magazine (US). She has an Master of Business Studies in Marketing Management from Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin and a Bachelor of Commerce from the National University of Ireland, Galway.