CNN Makes Another New Hire

Masuma Ahuja will be social apps producer.

CNN-logoCNN announced today that Masuma Ahuja, national digital editor for The Washington Post, will be joining CNN’s “growing” social publishing team as social apps producer.

In a memo to staff, CNN director of social publishing Ashley Codianni praised Ahuja’s innovations at the Post saying, “Her work has focused on finding new and compelling ways to tell stories using user-generated content and mobile and social platforms.”

“She launched the Post’s presence on Snapchat, Kik, YikYak, experimented with structured comments to capture the impact of policy on people, and created a Tumblr powered by audio storytelling,” Codianni said.

In 2014, Ahuja was a member of the Post team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the NSA and intelligence community.

Ahuja is the second CNN Digital hire announced this week; FishbowlDC reported yesterday that National Journal’s Dan Berman will be joining the team as enterprise editor.