Yara Bishara is a producer and storyteller who pushes boundaries across media platforms to inspire diverse, global audiences. Beginning her career in journalism, she brings an investigative and highly detailed approach to her work in media and programming strategy, and understands how to creatively problem-solve to enhance the narrative experience for all viewers. 

As a Content Development Manager at Quibi, an entertainment tech start up, Yara launched seven daily shows across News & Lifestyle content and worked closely with media partners such as BBC, CBS, and NBC on joint ventures. Prior to this, she served as a Senior Producer at Condé Nast, where she oversaw development, production, and post-production for The New Yorker. While there, she doubled the magazine's YouTube subscribers and produced/edited its most-watched video, "Royal Weddings, Then and Now", which chronicled the visual journey of Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, and Megan Markle's weddings. Bishara also helped to launch The New Yorker Documentary  series with the acquisition of Oscar-nominated film "Lifeboat" and an original TNY documentary, "The Last Conversation," which was featured at DOC NYC. She worked closely with independent filmmakers to commission and guide them in all stages. 

Bishara began her career on the breaking news desk at The New York Times. Her detailed visual reports and video journalism pieces have been featured on the front page of The Times for several special projects. A Livingston Award finalist, her piece, "Anatomy of an Airstrike” incorporated user-generated video on social media and WhatsApp— shared exclusively with The Times—to piece together the minute-to-minute responses following an airstrike on one neighborhood in eastern Aleppo. 

Bishara is a graduate of The George Washington University. She is fluent in Arabic and has lived in warm places all over the world.

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