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Ariel Bashi

CNN's The Lead With Jake Tapper


Last updated: Apr 19, 2016

Ariel Bashi is a producer at CNN’s The Lead With Jake Tapper, where he mainly covers national security and international terrorism. Ariel has been a journalist since 2004, working for a variety of news programs including the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and Scott Pelley, The Early Show and CBS This Morning. Beginning in January 2012, Ariel was the lead producer for CBS News’ Senior Correspondent John Miller, a former FBI Assistant Director and currently the head of counterterrorism at the NYPD. He received his B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from Rutgers University.

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