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Alessio Vinci is CNN’s Rome bureau chief and correspondent since January 2001. In 2005, Vinci reported on the death of John Paul II, filing live reports from the day he was first hospitalized in early February to his death on April 2nd.
Vinci moved to Rome from Belgrade, where he served as correspondent and bureau chief from 1999. He reported on major events in Yugoslavia, including the NATO bombing campaign.
Prior to moving to Belgrade, Vinci spent three years as a correspondent/producer in CNN’s Berlin bureau where he covered stories in Russia, the Balkans, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe. He also worked on special coverage of U.S. President Bill Clinton’s trips to China, South Korea and Russia.
Vinci has been with CNN since 1989.