From Director of Audience Growth Ryan Kellet and General Assignment News Editor Josh Freedom du Lac:

We’re thrilled to announce that Swati Sharma, the Foreign digital editor, is joining the General Assignment News desk as deputy editor. In this newly created position, Swati will partner with Josh du Lac to lead a growing team of reporters charged with generating digital enterprise and covering breaking news and other ongoing stories.

She has keen news instincts, superb digital savvy, boundless energy and a fierce competitive drive, along with a proven ability for identifying opportunities to grow the audience for The Post’s journalism. Swati also serves as a model of collaboration across departments and disciplines, with an impressive knack for working with reporters, editors, designers and engineers around the building  — a trait that will serve her well in GA’s collaborative environment.

Swati joined The Post in 2013 and served as a producer and editor for Opinions before moving to Foreign the following year. She has helped coordinate Foreign’s daily digital report and coverage of breaking news stories from terror attacks in Paris and Brussels to war in Gaza and crisis in Ukraine. She has worked on some of the section’s most ambitious enterprise projects, as well,  including the “Confronting the ‘Caliphate’” series. An evangelist for The Post’s new digital tools, Swati has also taken a leadership role in the newsroom rollout of Websked’s workflow features.

She previously worked at the Boston Globe and, where she covered hyperlocal news and nightlife. She also coordinated the Globe’s Boston Marathon bombing liveblog, an effort that stretched over five days and was part  of the package that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting. While at the Globe, she served as co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association’s New England chapter.

Swati, who speaks fluent Hindi and can also have an entire conversation using “Arrested Development” quotes, is a native of Northern California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University, where she minored in political science. @SwatiGauri, as she is known on Twitter, is among the leading authorities on Bollywood in her new D.C. neighborhood, Adams Morgan.

Swati, whose responsibilities will include directing GA’s expanded weekend coverage, will begin her new assignment on June 6 after finishing a few final projects for Foreign. We can’t wait.