The Role Models Podcast — Episode #7 – CNN’s Head of Social Media Samantha Barry

CNN Worldwide’s Head of Social and Emerging Media Samantha Barry is our guest in episode #7 of The Role Models Podcast.

Samantha Barry is the Head of Social Media at CNN Worldwide where she leads the social teams at all of the CNN bureaus and works closely with the CNN Digital leadership in their editorial strategy. Under Samantha’s leadership, CNN has become the most followed and fanned news organization in the world.

Born near Cork in Ireland, Barry has worked in over 25 countries, reporting and training other journalists in broadcasting, technology and social media. Her lifelong career in journalism and news media has taken her from Newstalk and RTE in Ireland to Papua New Guinea for the Australian Broadcsting Corporation to BBC World News in London before joining CNN in New York City where she is currently based.

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