Samantha Barry

Samantha serves as CNN’s head of social media and senior director of social news, managing the company’s global social media teams. Her teams span social publishing, news-gathering, digital and TV and are responsible for the largest social accounts of any news brand in the world.

The path from Ireland to the US has been a global one for Barry, who, after stints in RTE and Newstalk, travelled the world working for ABC Australia and the US State Department, training young journalists and most recently worked at BBC World News in London. Barry is also currently a Sulzberger Fellow at Colombia University and a guest-lecturer at Yale.