LaSharah Bunting is a digital journalist with more than 15 years in media, including a dozen years as an editor at The New York Times. As Senior Editor for digital transition at The Times, she implements digital strategy and pushes to advance and accelerate the digital transformation across the newsroom.
Previously, she worked as the digital editor for the National desk at The Times, where she oversaw the department's online report, multimedia projects and social media profile. And as National’s day editor, she directed breaking news and led the department’s transition to a web-first workflow and CMS. Ms. Bunting has also worked in a number of assignment editing roles for the Metro and Culture desks since joining The Times in 2004. And, since 2009, she has served as senior faculty for the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, an intensive two-week program for college journalists around the country. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Digital Diversity Network, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing diversity in media and technology.
Before coming to The Times, she was an editor at The Dallas Morning News. Ms. Bunting is a 2000 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also an alumna of Maynard Media Academy at Harvard University, Chips Quinn and the Dow Jones Editing program. She grew up in Omaha, Neb, and lives in Harlem.