S. Mitra Kalita

Mitra is the vice president for programming at CNN Digital. She is a past president of the South Asian Journalists Association, a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and has spent much of her career diversifying newsrooms and the journalism they produce. Mitra has written two books, "Suburban Sahibs" about how immigrants redefined New Jersey and, thus, America, and "My Two Indias," an economic memoir about globalization. She is at work on a third about school segregation. Mitra previously served as managing editor at the Los Angeles Times, executive editor of Quartz and as a senior writer and editor at the Wall Street Journal, Mint (India), the Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press. She is married to the artist Nitin Mukul and they have two girls, ages 11 and 4. They eat, laugh and live in Jackson Heights, Queens.

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