NY Times adds two senior staff editors on the Flex desk

Wendy Lu

Wendy Lu spirit Sarah Bahr will join The New York Times Flexible Editing desk as senior staff editors.

Lu joins from HuffPost, where she has worked as a staff editor. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Bustle, Quartz and other publications. Lu focuses on the coverage of the intersection of disability, race, politics and culture.

She is also a board member of the National Center on Disability & Journalism. She was also named on Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2022 in the Media division for her reporting on disability issues. Lu was also honored with the Columbia Journalism School’s First Decade Award.

Sarah Bahr

Bahr is rejoining the Times after a 10-week run as a summer intern in 2019, a role in which she edited articles from across the newsroom. In 2020, she rejoined the Times as a reporting fellow on the Culture desk.

She then worked freelance for the Times’ Culture, Styles and National desks over the next half year and returned as a senior staff editor at the Sports desk this January for a temporary assignment.

Prior to the Times, Bahr worked as an arts reporter and digital producer at The Indianapolis Star.

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