The Washington Post appoints Vineet Khosla as new CTO

New York: Vineet Khosla, a former executive at Uber and Apple, is joining The Washington Post as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  

Starting July 31, Khosla will serve as a senior advisor to the CEO and lead the newspaper’s engineering team and innovation strategy.  

Patty Stonesifer, The Post’s interim CEO, expressed enthusiasm for Khosla’s appointment, emphasizing the importance of his technological background in navigating the rapidly evolving media landscape. “We are thrilled to welcome Vineet to The Post at this critical moment,” Stonesifer stated. 

“His extensive experience in technology, coupled with his research-backed and precise design approach, will further solidify The Post’s commitment to invest in new technologies that best serve our audiences.” 

With nearly two decades of experience in the technology industry, Khosla has an impressive track record. He played a pivotal role as the first engineering hire for Siri’s natural language engine at Apple. Khosla later managed the maps routing team at Uber. His involvement in artificial intelligence dates back to 2005 when he completed his Masters’s in AI from the University of Georgia. 

Expressing his excitement about joining The Washington Post, Khosla stated his commitment to collaboration across various teams within the organization. 

“I’m honored to join The Washington Post and am eager to connect with teams across product, engineering, and the newsroom as we work together to drive The Post’s digital endeavors,” Khosla said. 

He also outlined his vision to create a transformative user ecosystem that enhances the reader experience and fosters growth. 

Vineet Khosla will officially assume his role as Chief Technology Officer on July 31. 

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