Nima Ahmed

​Nima Ahmed is currently the Director of Dayside Programming at CNN.  She helps to oversee 35+ hours of programming a week working with multiple Executive Producers and anchors throughout the daypart.

She helps to drive the editorial mission for the shows and works to navigate breaking news as it develops.  

Before her current role she spent 10 years at CNN/HLN many of those working on Morning Express with Robin Meade and Weekend Express. 


As the Executive Producer for the show she worked to redevelop the brand and vision leading both shows to big ratings. 


She spearheaded over 40+hours of programming overseeing on-air presentation, editorial content, and digital platforms. 


She also served as a Lead producer/ Executive producer for several of the network’s breaking news stories and big specials.  She has worked on everything from the recent election cycle, President Obama’s inauguration, the death of Michael Jackson, William and Kate’s Royal Wedding and multiple breaking stories. Before joining the CNN group, Ahmed worked at ABC and NBC affiliates in various producing roles. 


Ahmed was born in Djibouti.  She is fluent in Somali.