Lawrie Mifflin is managing editor. Until 2013 she was a senior editor at The New York Times, where she spent 30 years as a reporter, an editor and an executive supervising new digital initiatives. She helped launch and lead the Times’s television and web video departments, as well as the Knowledge Network, which offered online adult education courses from Times staffers; earlier in her career, she was the paper’s national education editor. She joined The Times as a sportswriter, after having been the first woman sportswriter at the New York Daily News. She holds a B.A. in history from Yale University and an M.S. from the Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. A Philadelphia native, she started Yale’s first varsity team for women — field hockey — and wrote her master’s thesis at Columbia about the first girls to break into Little League baseball.