Chris Berend

SVP, Global Digital Video & Co-Founder of Great Big Story
CNN

Chris Berend is a senior vice president for CNN, overseeing all digital video content for the network including the premium content house of CNN Digital Studios. He is also the co-founder of Great Big Story. Berend oversees CNN Digital's global strategy to be the worldwide leader in video news, and under his leadership CNN Digital has been the #1 digital video platform since April 2015. Berend manages all digital video operations at CNN including breaking news, feature content and original premium series overseeing staff in bureaus around the globe. As co-founder of Great Big Story, Berend oversees strategy and operations from editorial to product and audience development. After launching in October of 2015, Great Big Story grew quickly into a global media company of its own -- telling more than a thousand stories from 75 countries around the world.

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