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Aneesh Raman, from CNN to OZY

Aneesh-Headshot-239x300From covering earthquakes and war for CNN to writing  speeches for President Obama, Aneesh Raman‘s career has run the gamut.

In Mediabistro’s “So What Do You Do?” series, Raman tells us about his new gig: senior editor focusing on public relations and marketing for the daily news and culture site OZY.

You’ve had such a diverse career. How did the skills and experiences you gained from each role contribute to the next?

“The way it all makes sense to me is that in every role I have had to explain complex things simply, whether it was reporting from Iraq as the war unraveled or from Iran as the nuclear dispute grew, whether it was speechwriting at the Treasury or at the White House about the economic situation. No matter the job, it was about taking a really complicated situation, finding the story and explaining it simply to as wide an audience as possible. So, yeah, I think if I thought back to the career path I’ve taken, that’s the one thing that seems to thread it all together.”

Read: So What Do You Do? Aneesh Raman

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