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David McKenzie is an award-winning Senior International Correspondent for CNN based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

With a reporting career that has spanned five continents, McKenzie has reported from more than 30 African countries and brings a deep experience to his reporting on the continent. 

For CNN, McKenzie has reported on some of Africa's most significant and talked about stories including the downfall of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the death of Nelson Mandela.

In 2019, McKenzie won the prestigious Royal Television Society Award for Best Breaking News Coverage as a lead member of the CNN team reporting on Mugabe's ouster from power. The judges called it a "model of how to cover an unpredictable breaking news story."

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