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Jareen Imam

New York, NY
Head of Social — CBS News
As seen in: CBS News, CNN, WFSB-TV (Hartford, CT), Las Vegas Review-Journal, WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA) , KPHO-TV (Phoenix, AZ), WCVB-TV (Boston, MA), KYW-TV (Philadelphia, PA) and 59 more
Covers:  women, travel, weather, media, entertainment, world, living, health, crowd-sourced stories, trending stories, social media, technology, us

Head of Social @CBSNews. Former: Producer social/digital/TV @CNN, @CNNiReport, @48hours, @EmoryUniversity alum -- not a 🤖

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As the Head of Social at CBS News, Jareen Imam leads a team of producers to discover, write and share news stories across various social platforms for CBS News. Imam, who is based in New York City, is charged with not only leading a team of exceptional journalists, but is also responsible for cre...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job as a professional journalist was with CNN as a video journalist.

How is social media changing news?

Almost everyone at every moment is consuming information instantly, so stories that stand out are the ones that go deeper than a soundbite.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

I prefer to pitch stories out loud and in person around my colleagues while we are brainstorming creative ideas.