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Jareen Imam

Director of Social Newsgathering, NBC News

English, Spanish, Bengali

United States

Jareen Imam is the Director of Social Newsgathering at NBC News in New York City. She leads an award-winning, global team of journalists who find, verify and report on breaking and trending news stories using digital forensic techniques and opensource intelligence tools. Prior to joining NBC, Imam was the Head of Social at CBS News, where she led a team of producers who created videos, wrote articles and programmed content across digital platforms. Before moving to New York, Imam was a Social Discovery Producer for CNN in Atlanta. In 2019, Imam as selected as one of Take the Lead’s “50 women who can change the world of journalism” fellows. She was also named an IWMF Gwen Ifill fellow in 2019. In addition, Imam was inducted into Poynter’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. She’s been a guest lecturer at several universities and panels, specializing in topics like manipulated content, Deepfakes, disinformation and user-generated content. Imam is a graduate of Emory University where she majored in English, journalism and creative writing.