Peter Bailey-Wells is the Express Desk multiplatform editor at the Globe, a role he has held since 2020, where he copy edits live news stories, app alerts, email newsletters, and social media posts. He also works on the print night desk editing stories, selecting and editing obituaries, and laying out newspaper pages. He came to the Globe in 2017 as a summer intern on the copy desk and worked as an overnight web producer from 2018 to 2020, managing the homepage of Bostonglobe.com, social media feeds, email newsletters, and breaking news late at night and early in the morning. During the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, he was part of the team of Globe journalists who built and maintained the newsroom's coronavirus data visualizations and graphics, an effort that was named a finalist for a 2020 Online Journalism Award in breaking news. Before coming to the Globe, he was a sports desk intern at the Lowell Sun in Massachusetts and a Dow Jones News Fund editing intern at The Roanoke Times in Virginia. He is a 2017 broadcast journalism graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Massachusetts native, and a lifelong reader of the Globe.