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Chris Farias

Associate Social Media Producer (he/his)

Being a social media producer in news is an exciting job. I transform our reporter stories into a viral TikTok trend, a creative Twitter thread, an interactive Instagram story feed and sometimes a short and sweet Facebook post. Social media should be fun, and that’s the best part of the job.

I spend most of my time exploring new and unique ways to engage with our audience, all while Explaining L.A. I always say, if the story has strong visuals, why not make it a tiktok?

Before diving into the social media world, I was a line news producer in Bakersfield. I worked closely with local officials and  community members to bring the fastest breaking news into the newsroom. Aside from news, I also worked in the Marketing and Promotions department for the Kern County Public Health Department during a critical period of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

When I'm not stuck on my phone following trends on social media, I like to travel and go to music festivals. I enjoy connecting with nature and meeting new people along the way.

I am a proud DACA recipient, born in Mexico and raised in Los Angeles.

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