Sona Patel

I’m currently the Director of Community & User Generated Content at The New York Times where I oversee The Times’s Community moderation team and work on improving the ways readers can interact with each other — and Times journalists — on our platforms.

I started my career as a beat reporter for The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune and later switched gears to become the social media editor at The Seattle Times. There I was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting in 2010.

I’m a strong advocate for diversity in newsrooms. I was the Seattle chapter president of the Asian American Journalists Association and served as vice president of the New York chapter.

Recent work by Sona Patel for The New York Times