International Desk is a news program on CNN International. The fast-paced program delivers a roundup of the events of the day. The show airs twice a day on weekdays, with the 10:00 ET/16:00 CET edition anchored by Michael Holmes and the 13:00 ET/19:00 CET edition anchored by Hala Gorani. I-Desk is broadcast from CNN Center in Atlanta and CNN's studios in Washington, DC. The show was launched in 2009 as part of a slate of new programming for primetime in Europe. Gorani was initially the sole anchor when I-Desk premiered on 9 February 2009, with the program airing once a day. Isha Sesay later joined on 20 April 2009 to host the 10:00 ET edition, with Gorani hosting a second block two hours later. Sesay swapped roles with Holmes in September 2011, taking over as presenter of BackStory, while Holmes took over at I-Desk. The Weekend edition is anchored by Jonathan Mann.