Deputy Business 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

The many rewards of occasionally playing hooky

By , Globe Staff

A good deal on a hotel and lift tickets is just one of the many reasons to book a weekday getaway. Love is another.

Staples names Shira Goodman as president and CEO

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

The Framingham company’s board members have chosen a familiar face after it failed to acquire smaller rival Office Depot.

FDA approves Sarepta’s controversial drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

By Ed Silverman , Stat News

The decision came after a protracted debate about whether drug maker Sarepta Therapeutics had provided enough evidence that its medication, called eteplirsen, had meaningful impact on patients.

Boston has a new sandwich-board law — and it’s often ignored

By Colman M. Herman , Globe Correspondent

Of the 25 signs on Charles Street in Beacon Hill, not one was in full compliance.