S. Mitra Kalita is the senior vice president for news, opinion and programming for CNN Digital Worldwide. Kalita leads the national news desk and efforts to creatively share CNN’s journalism and storytelling across an ever-exploding array of platforms. Her portfolio also includes the News & Alerting and Mobile & Off-Platform teams. Kalita was previously managing editor for editorial strategy at the Los Angeles Times. She also served as the executive editor at large for Quartz, and worked previously at the Wall Street Journal, where she directed coverage of the Great Recession. She was a founding editor and columnist of Mint, a business paper in New Delhi, and previously worked for the Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press. She is a graduate of Rutgers College, where she majored in history and journalism, and received her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Journalism school. You can follow Mitra at @mitrakalita.