LaSharah S. Bunting is Vice President and Executive Editor at Simon & Schuster. She previously served as the Director/Journalism at Knight Foundation where she managed a portfolio of grants and initiatives focused on advancing organizational transformation and diversity in journalism. Prior to joining Knight, LaSharah spent nearly 14 years at The New York Times, where she led digital and organizational transformation across the newsroom and served in various editing roles. She began her career as an editor at The Dallas Morning News. She serves on the board of directors of Dow Jones News Fund and the Digital Diversity Network, and on the advisory board of Military Veterans in Journalism.