Deputy News Editor

Cynthia Needham

Cynthia Needham is an editor on the Express Desk, the Boston Globe’s digital news arm. We write the stories you’ll be talking about today and we publish them fast, so you don’t have to wait for news.

Since joining the Globe in 2010, she spent four years as political editor, overseeing coverage of the State House, elections, and 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.

Latest stories

Joe Kennedy III bashes GOP response to school shooting

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A day after Trump proposed arming some teachers, Kennedy was unequivocal in rejecting the idea.


Savannah Guthrie announces Matt Lauer firing

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Millions of “Today” show viewers awoke Wednesday morning to news that longtime anchor Matt Lauer had been fired by NBC.

Notorious Worcester fire case informed judge’s decision in Carter verdict

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In issuing his guilty verdict, the judge in the Michelle Carter case referred to two prior criminal cases as precedence for his involuntary manslaughter ruling.

Scalise ‘was obviously in a great deal of pain,’ witness says

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Among the most riveting of eyewitness accounts of Wednesday’s shooting came from Senator Jeff Flake and Representative Mo Brooks.