Deputy News Editor

Cynthia Needham

Cynthia Needham is the deputy editor overseeing the Express Desk, the Boston Globe’s digital news arm. She directs and coordinates breaking news with a web-first focus.

Since joining the Globe in 2010, she spent four years as political editor, managing coverage of Massachusetts politics. She later became an editor on the Business desk, focusing on consumer issues and Boston’s power players. Prior to joining the Globe, she worked as a political reporter for The Providence Journal. She graduated from Bowdoin College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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By Rebecca Pacheco , Globe Correspondent

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By Rebecca Pacheco , Globe Correspondent

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By , Globe Staff

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