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Marcus Mabry

SVP, Content Strategy And Global Programming
CNN Digital

Marcus Mabry is the Senior Vice President of Content Strategy and Global Programming for CNN Digital Worldwide. Mabry oversees the digital programming team that is on the front lines of connecting CNN's journalism to global audiences through the homepage and mobile and off-platform alerting and publishing, to support engagement across all aspects of CNN's global digital businesses, including, CNN Audio, CNN Underscored and CNN+.

Mabry ​came to CNN​ in 2016 to lead the mobile programming team and led during a time when CNN repeatedly broke industry audience records.

An award-winning reporter and editor with a record of innovation, before coming to CNN, Mabry was the first North American editor of Twitter Moments, the social platform's news product. Before Twitter, he held multiple posts at The New York Times, including anchoring the daily web video show, TimesCast, and live video coverage of the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. At the Times, Mabry served as International Business Editor, a National politics editor, editor-at-large and a senior editor at the international edition based in Paris, where he conceived the Times' first global news blog, IHT Rendezvous. ​

Mabry started his career at Newsweek as an intern -- after opening mail at his hometown paper, The Trentonian, and interning at The Boston Globe. At Newsweek, Mabry was a Business editor, a State Department Correspondent, Paris Correspondent and Africa Bureau Chief based in Johannesburg where he covered Mandela’s presidency. He has reported or edited politics, foreign affairs, economics, culture and war in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. He has been under fire in Bosnia, Croatia, Sudan, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

He’s an ex-president of the Overseas Press Club​ and an ex-Edward R. Murrow Fellow at The Council on Foreign Relations. He has authored 2 books, speaks fluent French, is member of NABJ, NLGJA and a Stanford University alum.

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