Mitra Kalita

managing editor The Los Angeles Times

S. Mitra Kalita is the managing editor for editorial strategy at the Los Angeles Times. She previously served as the executive editor (at large) for Quartz and the site’s founding ideas editor. She also oversaw the launches of Quartz India and Quartz Africa. She worked previously at the Wall Street Journal, where she directed coverage of the Great Recession, launched a local news section for New York City and reported on the housing crisis as a senior writer. She was a founding editor of Mint, a business paper in New Delhi, and has previously worked for the Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press.

She is the author of three books related to migration and globalization, including the highly acclaimed Suburban Sahibs. She has taught journalism at St. John’s, UMass-Amherst, and Columbia Journalism School, and previously served as president of the South Asian Journalists Association.

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