Deputy News Editor

Cynthia Needham

Cynthia Needham is the deputy editor overseeing the Express Desk, the Boston Globe’s digital news arm. She directs and coordinates breaking news with a web-first focus.

Since joining the Globe in 2010, she spent four years as political editor, managing coverage of 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

Kate left the hospital in stilettos less than 7 hours after giving birth — and other royal baby facts

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In the event you weren’t glued to a live feed from the steps of the hospital, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about the royal arrival.

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.