Mitra is a veteran journalist, media executive, prolific commentator and author of two books.
She is also the co-founder a new media company called URL Media, a network of Black and Brown owned media organizations that share content, distribution and revenues to increase their long-term sustainability. She’s on the board of the Philadelphia Inquirer and writes a weekly column for Time Magazine.
Mitra was most recently SVP at CNN Digital, overseeing the national news, breaking news, programming, opinion and features teams. She was previously managing editor for editorial strategy at the Los Angeles Times and the executive editor (at large) for Quartz, Atlantic Media’s global economy site, and was its founding ideas editor.
She is the author of two books related to migration and globalization, including the highly acclaimed “Suburban Sahibs,” and speaks seven languages (but only four of them half decently).