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Swati Sharma is leading a new era in Vox’s mission to “explain the world”

In 2014, Melissa Bell, Ezra Klein, and Matt Yglesias started Vox.com, a news outlet that pioneered explanatory journalism. Seven years, 13 podcasts, one Netflix series, and millions of readers later, Vox’s leadership was ready for change. In 2020, Klein, who was last the editor-at-large, left to join The New York Times as a columnist. Yglesias went independent and started his own Substack newsletter, Slow Boring. SVP and editor-in-chief Lauren Williams left to cofound Capital B, a newsroom to cover Black America. Bell is Vox’s publisher.
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Vox Hires Atlantic Alum Swati Sharma as Editor in Chief

Swati Sharma is Vox Media’s new editor in chief. Sharma joins Vox from The Atlantic, where she was managing editor. Sharma takes over from Lauren Williams, who announced in November that she was leaving to launch Capital B, a nonprofit news organization for Black readers. Rachel Winicov is a freelance...
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Roundup: Texas Power Issues Continue; Trump Goes After Mitch McConnell; Vox Hires Swati Sharma as New EIC

Texas continues to get hammered by blizzard, power still an issue throughout the state... McDonald's selling chicken sandwich hoodies... Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms warns fans to not come and party in city for NBA All-Star Game... Donald Trump releases statement attacking Mitch McConnell... Congressman Adam Kinzinger criticized by family for standing up to Trump... Larry King's widow contests his will... Mason Rudolph dating tennis star Eugenie Bouchard... 'Silence of the Lambs' house now a bed and breakfast... Brent Bozell IV, son of prominent conservative activist, charged in Capitol riots... Dave Portnoy dating ex-NFL cheerleader Shannon St. Claire... Vox hires Swati Sharma as new EIC... Two men arrested after attempting to cross the North Sea on a jet ski with a lot of cocaine in a backpack... Brenda Patea slams Alexander Zverev over Australian Open... Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson dies after battle with cancer... Miami lawyer whose pants caught on fire during trial arrested on cocaine charge.
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Vox Recruits New Top Editor Swati Sharma From The Atlantic

News site Vox has found its new editor-in-chief: Swati Sharma, who joins the digital media publication after serving as managing editor at The Atlantic for a little over three years. Sharma will start as Vox’s EIC in March. She takes over the role from Lauren Williams, former editor-in-chief and senior...
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Vox hires Atlantic's Swati Sharma to be editor

Vox has nabbed the Atlantic’s managing editor Swati Sharma to be the new editor in chief of Vox.com, according to The New York Times. Sharma replaces Lauren Williams, who announced in a tweet last November that she would leave Vox the following February to launch “Capital B, a local and national nonprofit news organization serving Black audiences.”
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Vox Taps Swati Sharma As Editor-In-Chief

Journalism network Vox has named Swati Sharma, managing editor at The Atlantic, as editor-in-chief. Sharma replaces Lauren Williams, who announced last November that she would leave Vox this month to start Capital B, a nonprofit news provider for Black audiences. Williams also served as SVP at Vox. The publisher is...