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Jareen Imam

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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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Biography

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...

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@JareenAI — 4,000 followers, 5,333 tweets

Jul 26, 2017

Video of a motor boat violently dragging a shark has sparked outrage and an investigation  http://cbsn.ws/2uCHiUg  https://t.co/gGg2oKBpPi

Jul 26, 2017

Drivers thought this cop pulled a van over, ready to give a ticket. Then this happened:  http://cbsn.ws/2uCEgPu  https://t.co/HvLXjdeGiV

Jul 24, 2017

RT @maggieNYT: "And then he sold his company for a tremendous amount of money...and he went out and bought a big yacht.And he had a very interesting life."

Jul 24, 2017

RT @BraddJaffy: Trump tells kids at Boy Scout Jamboree about his friend who got tired of yachting, lost his $$ & a NY cocktail party https:…

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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.