Vox appoints Swati Sharma as new Editor-in-Chief

Vox Media has announced Swati Sharma, Managing Editor at The Atlantic, as the new Editor-in-Chief of Vox—the premier explanatory journalism network. Swati joins Vox during a moment of tremendous growth and will oversee its website’s editorial vision as the network reaches wider audiences in more places and in more formats than ever before. Throughout her media career, Swati has combined a deep respect for great journalism with a profound understanding for audience needs.

Swati joined The Atlantic in January 2018 and guided its digital coverage during some of the most consequential news moments in recent history, overseeing all of the site’s sections—politics, culture, technology, ideas, science, family, global, health—and was instrumental in the record growth of The Atlantic’s audience. Before The Atlantic, she spent more than four years at The Washington Post, as Deputy General Assignment Editor and as Foreign and National Security Digital Editor. Earlier in her career, Sharma worked at The Boston Globe, where she coordinated live coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, which was cited in the Globe’s Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. In her new role, Swati will be taking over from Lauren Williams, who served as Vox’s Senior Vice President & Editor-in-Chief.

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