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Cristina Silva

Managing Editor, Local News


Cristina Silva is the Managing Editor for Local News at The Boston Globe, helping to deliver excellent coverage on breaking news, policy and politics, and business stories in Boston and across New England.

She was previously the Managing Editor for National News at USA TODAY, where she worked with editors and reporters across Gannett’s more than 200 newspapers to coordinate coverage and grow audience. She oversaw some of Gannett’s most ambitious reporting projects, including investigations into the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, every immigrant detention center in the United States and COVID inequalities. She also oversaw a major examination of civil rights movements that included live events, a podcast, graphic novels, an augmented reality experience and more.

Cristina began her career in journalism as a high school student writing for The Miami Herald. She studied journalism and politics at New York University and joined the Globe after college, where she worked as an intern and then a fellow covering local politics, education and crime. She went on to write for the Tampa Bay Times and the Associated Press and has taught journalism at New York University and the University of Southern California. She also helps oversee diversity and training initiatives for the News Leaders Association and co-founded and served as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists chapters in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.