Eden Pontz is Executive Producer and Director of Digital Content for the CPTC. She oversees digital media content development and production for parentandteen.com. She also writes, copyedits, and produces podcasts and videos for the site. Her pieces cover a range of topics, including resilience, teen development, peer pressure, and mentoring. Eden brings years of experience as a former Executive Producer of Newsgathering at CNN, as well as a field producer, writer, and reporter for CNN and other news organizations.
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