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Jareen Imam

New York, NY
Social Newsgathering Director — NBC News
As seen in: NBC News, CNN, CBS News, WFSB-TV (Hartford, CT), Las Vegas Review-Journal, WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA) , KPHO-TV (Phoenix, AZ), WCVB-TV (Boston, MA) and 61 more
Covers:  women, travel, weather, media, entertainment, world, living, health, crowd-sourced stories, trending stories, social media, technology, us

Director of Social Newsgathering @NBCNews. Former: Head of Social @CBSNews, producer @CNN, @CNNiReport, @EmoryUniversity alum — Floridian 🌴

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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...

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@JareenAI — 4,315 followers, 5,500 tweets

YAS. Spending my Saturday at the Apple Store — said no one. This recent article is relatable: “Shoppers are complaining that Apple Stores have become a 'hell on earth' like the DMV — and it's a growing crisis for the tech giant” via @businessinsider  https://amp.businessinsider.com/apple-stores-suffer-from-customer-complaints-long-wait-time-2018-3 
RT @rebeccabratek: So just over a year ago, I was laid off and lost, and lots of random people were emailing me about jobs. But… https://t.co/tkXAuCloNB
@rebeccabratek @NBCNews You’re one of the best people I know, and an amazing journalist. Also this photo ... lols
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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.