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Indira Lakshmanan

National Geographic Media
Senior executive editor/VP for news and features
Washington, D.C.
Indira Lakshmanan is the senior executive editor/VP for news and features at National Geographic Media, where she oversees reporting. Previously, she was executive editor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. She has reported from more than 80 countries on six continents for leading US newspapers, radio, television and a wire service. She traveled overseas with presidents and secretaries of state, and interviewed and profiled leaders including Hillary Clinton, Benazir Bhutto and Fidel Castro. She's been a correspondent, columnist and guest host for The Boston Globe, Bloomberg News, the International New York Times and NPR, and a contributor to PBS Newshour and Politico Magazine.
Indira spent a dozen years reporting overseas for The Boston Globe in Bosnia, Asia and Latin America, before covering US foreign policy and two Secretaries of State for Bloomberg News.