Lara Setrakian is the cofounder and CEO of News Deeply, a network of digital media platforms that convene stakeholders and passionate communities on the world’s biggest challenges. Each platform fuses original reporting, expert analysis and perspectives from key voices on the ground. Her team’s inaugural site, Syria Deeply, launched in 2012 and won the Excellence in Online Journalism Award from the National Press Foundation.
For her work in building News Deeply, Fast Company named Lara as one of the “Most Creative People in Business,” while Inc. Magazine called her one of “8 Women Who Could Own the Future.” Before launching News Deeply, Lara was a foreign correspondent for ABC News and Bloomberg Television, covering the Middle East. Lara is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has been featured in Mashable, TechCrunch, TIME magazine, the Guardian, Marie Claire, the New York Times and on MSNBC, CNN and NPR.