Blathnaid Healy

executive news editor growth, social & delivery BBC News

Blathnaid Healy has more than 15 years’ editorial and operational experience in media organisations and a track record of leading digital transformation in legacy newsrooms, start-ups and scale-ups. She recently joined BBC News as Executive Digital News Editor leading the Social, Growth and Delivery teams.

Previously as CNN’s Senior Director, EMEA, Blathnaid led a multi-award-winning team of digital journalists and editors located across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She also had oversight of CNN’s multi-platform global gender reporting unit, As Equals. Prior to CNN, Blathnaid was Mashable’s first UK Editor where she launched and editorially directed the digital publisher’s UK site. She also served as Chief Operating Officer for Dublin-based start-up WorldIrish. Blathnaid started her career at RTÉ in Ireland where she spent five years working across the organisation’s digital platforms. She is currently an Executive MBA candidate at Trinity College Dublin.

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