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Editorial pages' Swati Pandey to become a reporter in Business

July 2, 2008 | 12:22 pm

The announcement to staff from Managing Editor Davan Maharaj and Editorial Pages Editor Jim Newton:

We are pleased to announce that Swati Pandey, a researcher and assistant articles editor for the editorial pages, will become a reporter for Business, starting soon.

A 2004 graduate of Yale University, Swati has been with The Times for just over two years, and has been a stalwart contributor to the editorial pages during that time. Initially a researcher and fact-checker, she has steadily expanded her range with varied and literate articles for the editorial pages and other departments, notably Calendar. Most recently, she produced a lovely Column 1, a first-person piece that ran last week to great acclaim.


Before joining The Times, Swati worked as a research associate at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., where she co-wrote several pieces for intellectual journals. She came to The Times in 2005, and quickly distinguished herself with editorials on immigration, foreign affairs and other topics.

In her new job, Swati will be an entertainment general assignment reporter for the Business staff.

Swati has a few duties with the editorial pages to wrap up, so she won’t move right away, but will take up her new responsibilities sometime over the next few weeks.