Caroline Faraj, Vice President, Head of Arabic Services, joined CNN in 2001. Since then she has overseen the content and management of the CNN Arabic site, which she launched in 2002. In 2014, she led the site’s comprehensive re-launch to embrace rapidly evolving consumer needs.
Based in Dubai, she has overseen CNN Arabic during a time of great regional upheaval, over a period which has encompassed the US-led invasion of Iraq, the Arab spring and the rise of Islamist Militant group ISIS.
Before joining CNN, Faraj’s previous roles included Senior Political Reporter for Al Rai – the leading Arabic daily newspaper in Jordan, Managing Editor for Englishlanguage newspaper the Jordan Times and Regional Correspondent for the US Defense News. She has also held positions in London for Dubai TV and in Jordan for Bahrain TV. She has also conceived and hosted Jordan’s first morning television talk show Youm Jadid.
Faraj was born in Amman, Jordan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications – Radio and Television from Yarmouk University in Jordan and a Master of Arts in International Journalism from City University London. Faraj is fluent in both Arabic and English.