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.

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We all want to be more resilient. What if we already are?

By Rebecca Pacheco , Globe Correspondent

Learning something new, weathering life changes, surviving grief — it can all feel hard. Too hard. We wish we could better cope. But sometimes in just doing the work, we’re handling it all just fine.


When a car becomes a companion, how do you know when it’s time to let it go?

By Rebecca Pacheco , Globe Correspondent

It took a bullet (literally), ferried her baby home from the hospital, and served as a longtime partner. But like the rest of us, the car was aging, Rebecca Pacheco writes.

How to keep smiling when it’s light out only 9 hours a day

By Rebecca Pacheco , Globe Correspondent

Who can blame you for skipping the gym in favor of Netflix and sweatpants? This time of year can feel like punishment. But there are ways to get out of your frigid winter funk.

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By Globe Staff ,

We ran the numbers on what stories were most popular among our subscribers. What we found was a mix.