Assistant Managing Editor

Mark Pothier

Pothier joined the Globe in 2001 as the first editor of Globe South, and moved to the Business section eight years ago as senior assistant business editor. He served as deputy business editor until July 2013. Prior to coming to the Globe, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he also taught a journalism class for a decade. Pothier is also a regular contributor to the Globe’s Sunday Magazine. He is a graduate of Merrimack College and lives in Plymouth with his wife, Elizabeth, and their daughter, Elizabeth. He also has two grown children – Alexandra and Justin.

Latest stories


The majestic mountains of Plymouth, Mass. — Wait, what?

By , Globe Staff

A site for a new apartment complex in “America’s Hometown” shows some other town.

Plenty of food for thought from Jim Gaffigan

By , Globe Staff

Gaffigan delved into what it means to be a “clean” comic, his Catholicism, and whether to weigh in on the presidential race.

Ideas | Mark Pothier

Are schools addicted to student debt?

By , Globe staff

Colleges are able to raise tuition because they know student loan debt isn’t their problem.


Raise T fares? Let’s lower them for some riders

By , Globe Staff

Imagine the difference it could make in the lives of low-income earners if their commuting bills were cut.