Ashley is the director of social publishing for CNN Worldwide. In this role she oversees the publishing of social content across CNN's social platforms around the globe. She was previously a senior producer and digital correspondent for CNN Politics where she produced and oversaw digital video content for the network's CNN Politics team. On the campaign trail, on the road and at the bureau, Ashley creatively captured political news to deliver it to users in creative, compelling and highly sharable ways. She has traveled across the world to cover national elections, local politics and the major issues facing legislators. A social force, Ashley has earned attention for filing the first-ever Snapchat interview with a senator, playing Cards Against Humanity with members of congress, and repurposing Jimmy Kimmel's series of celebrities reading critical tweets of themselves for Washington with Congressmen and Congresswomen on Capitol Hill among other so-called "viral" hits.
Prior to joining CNN, Ashley was director of news video for Mashable, lead the Washington, DC bureau of NowThis News, and was a producer for MSNBC's Way Too Early and Morning Joe. At NowThis, she oversaw the company's original and sharable political content and was instrumental in developing social mobile video for the outlet's political coverage, including Instagram-exclusive interviews with politicians like New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, and Vine-exclusive segments of the government shutdown.
Ashley graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in political science.
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- Friday, 3:30 pm - The Election Will Not Be Televised: The 2016 Presidential Reality Show on Social
- Thursday, 11:30 am - Welcome to the Snapocalypse: Navigating, Surviving … and Thriving? … With Distributed Content
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