I’m a London-based journalist working as VICE News’ senior reporter for international.
Prior to joining VICE, I spent five years working for CNN International, covering major stories in EMEA and Asia-Pacific for CNN Digital.
From 2013-2015 I worked as a digital producer for CNN in Hong Kong, covering major Asia-Pacific stories including the Rohingya migrant crisis, the Nepal earthquake and post-coup Thailand. Since returning to London last year, I’ve worked for CNN as a newsdesk editor, writing the lead daily news stories on subjects including terror attacks in Europe, the Syrian crisis, the war on ISIS, the failed coup in Turkey and its aftermath, and Brexit.
I was a staff writer for New Zealand’s Sunday Star-Times from 2004-11, and as a freelancer have written for publications including The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Guardian, TIME.com, The Independent and Monocle.
I’m a former Fulbright scholar and graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, and have won a number of press awards in New Zealand and the U.S. I’ve covered major natural disasters in Indonesia, Nepal and New Zealand, and have reported from the field in countries including Serbia, Lebanon, Cambodia and the Solomon Islands.
I write mainly on international affairs, politics, culture and the arts, and am particularly interested in subjects including Islamism and identity politics.
Email: tim.hume (at) vice.com