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Lisa Wangsness

Metro Enterprise Editor


Lisa Wangsness, the Globe’s Metro enterprise editor, works with reporters and other departments to produce ambitious narrative, investigative, and explanatory stories. She collaborates closely with the Globe’s Great Divide team, which focuses on education inequality. Her recent work includes a multipart series on literacy education in Massachusetts, and an examination of why excellent high schools are available to just a small fraction of Boston high school students. Other stories she’s edited span a wide range of topics, including aging, child welfare, retail, higher education, and climate change. Before becoming an editor in 2018, she spent 12 years covering politics and religion for the Globe. She worked as a beat reporter at Boston City Hall, the Massachusetts State House, and in the Washington, D.C. bureau, where she helped cover the 2008 presidential campaign and the creation of the Affordable Care Act. She then served as a religion reporter, based in Boston, writing about New England’s diverse faith communities. She was a Knight-Wallace Fellow (2017-18) in Ann Arbor, Mich. She attended Yale University and got her start in journalism at the Martha’s Vineyard Times and the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire.