Vauhini Vara is joining The New Yorker as business editor of Newyorker.com. Vara comes to the site from The Wall Street Journal, where she had been since 2003, serving as a staff reporter.
“Vauhini is everything we want in a business reporter: she breaks news, files F.O.I.A. requests, and writes beautifully,” said Nicholas Thompson, editor of Newyorker.com, in a statement. “I’ve always wanted someone who can cover the S.E.C. and who has also studied literary fiction. She’ll do a great job in further expanding our rapidly growing business coverage on newyorker.com.”
Vara begins July 29.