Lara Setrakian is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of News Deeply. She spent more than five years as a foreign correspondent for ABC News and Bloomberg Television, also reporting for the International Herald Tribune, the Business Insider, and Monocle Magazine. Lara has since focused on the fusion of news and technology; her first platform, Syria Deeply, launched in December 2012 to wide acclaim. TIME Magazine dubbed Syria Deeply “The Future of News,” while Fast Company said it “outsmarts the news business, redefines crisis coverage.” The National Press Foundation gave Syria Deeply its 2014 Excellence in Online Journalism Award. As News Deeply expands its model, the team announced plans to launch Arctic Deeply as its next topic vertical.
Lara is currently a Fellow of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, serving at its Tow-Knight Center for Digital Journalism. She was as an inaugural fellow with the Peter Jennings Program at the National Constitution Center and named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She was also dubbed one of the Top Women of 2012 by Marie Claire Magazine and #20 in Fast Company's list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. Before working in news news Lara was a business analyst with McKinsey & Company, focusing on finance and corporate strategy. She graduated from Harvard University and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.