Assistant Metro Editor

Cynthia Needham

Needham is the political editor, overseeing coverage of the State House, City Hall, and Massachusetts politics. She previously worked as a political reporter for The Providence Journal. She is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Latest stories

Westport, a gem on the Farm Coast

By , Globe Staff

As summer gives way to crisp fall, travelers can be given a bit of indecision: Hit the seashore, or the country? Westport, Mass., promises both.

Embattled official’s site touts false support from Warren

By , Globe Staff

Suffolk’s register of probate lauded US Senator Elizabeth Warren’s endorsement, but Warren’s spokeswoman said no endorsement has been made.

Scott Brown set to headline GOP holiday event in N.H.

, Globe staff

The former US senator will headline the GOP holiday dinner this month, furthering speculation that he is considering a run for the Senate in that state.

Scott Brown to headline GOP event in N.H.

, Globe staff

Former US senator Scott Brown will headline the New Hampshire GOP holiday dinner this month, furthering speculation that he is considering a run for the Senate in that state. The GOP event, along with frequent visits to the Granite State, have fueled questions about Brown’s plans. On Tuesday, Brown also penned an opinion piece on FoxNews.com calling the implementation of the Affordable Care Act a tale of “hypocrisy and double standards.”