Samantha Barry was named editor-in-chief of Glamour magazine in January 2018, overseeing all content development, production and consumer experiences for Glamour’s digital, social, video and print platforms “Sam is Glamour’s first digital-native editor which is to say she arrives from the future rather than the past,” said Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast.
Previously, Barry was CNN's senior director of social news. Under Barry’s leadership, CNN became the most followed and fanned news organization in the world. She led her team and the organization at large with compelling work for social audiences on an array of platforms including Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Line, Kik and other emerging media.
Barry joined CNN from BBC World News in London, where she served as a social media producer and journalist, focusing on using social media as a tool for both newsgathering and audience building. Previously, Barry worked as reporter and producer for RTE and Newstalk in Ireland. She spent time in Papua New Guinea with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and has worked as a social media and technology trainer for the U.S. State Department, the United States Institute of Peace and Internews.
Born in Ireland, Barry has worked in more than 25 countries, reporting and training other journalists in broadcasting, technology and social media.
Barry graduated from Dublin City University with a Masters in Journalism. She is a 2016 fellow of Columbia University School's Sulzberger executive program and is a guest lecturer at Yale.