Sujata Mitra, most recently communications lead at Vox Media has joined Edelman in Washington as senior VP media relations.
On Twitter, Mitra said she "couldn't be more thrilled" with the opportunity of working with Lisa Ross, (Edelman Washington president), Tom Cochran (GM-digital & integrated marketing), Dina Cappiello (senior VP & editorial director) and Emily Kaplan (VP-consumer media).
At Vox for the past year, Mitra handled media relations for its Vox, Recode, The Verge and SB Nation brands.
Earlier, she worked three-year stints at The Huffington Post (senior director of communications) and CQ Roll Call/The Economist Group (director of marketing communications.
Mitra has PR firm experience from jobs at Allison+Partners and DKC. She began her communications career in 2000 at WPIX-TV in New York, where she worked as a producer for six years.