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Sapna Maheshwari

Sapna Maheshwari is an advertising industry reporter for The New York Times. Previously she was with BuzzFeed News as a business reporter covering retail and e-commerce. Prior to BuzzFeed she was a reporter at Bloomberg News, where she covered retail and corporate credit and regularly contributed to Bloomberg Businessweek.

She and a colleague won a Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York in 2015 for their reporting on the rampant use of on-call shifts at retailers such as Victoria’s Secret. The chain, and several other major retailers, changed their staffing policies after the story ran.

Maheshwari was featured on Time‘s list of “140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2014” and has won the Punderdome 3000, a New York pun competition. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a native of East Lyme, Connecticut.

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