Multimedia Producer, Los Angeles, CA and Boston, MA, Oct. 2012-present
Report and produce radio stories, online videos, infographics, and multimedia series focusing on global health, women’s lives, immigration, education, culture, and other issues. Stories air on the BBC, PRI’s The World, Southern California Public Radio, KCRW, and other outlets. I also use social media platforms to build engagement and I moderate dynamic online discussions around my stories.
Freelance Multimedia Journalist, India and Japan, Oct. 2009-Oct. 2012
Produced, filmed, and edited multimedia stories on a variety of topics, including the environment, education, business, culture, and technology in India and Japan. Reported and produced stories from Asia for Public Radio International/BBC, the New York Times, PBS NewsHour, Wall Street Journal, Time.com, and GlobalPost.com.
Patch.com, America Online, Editor/Reporter, Los Angeles, CA, July 2010-March 2011
Reported, photographed, and edited news and feature stories about community issues. Produced and filmed online video stories. Assigned stories to reporters, edited stories from freelancers, ran a 24/7 news website. Trained Patch editors how to produce, shoot, and edit online videos.
NBC News, Digital Journalist, New York City, NY, Sept. 2008-Sept. 2009
Produced, shot, and edited broadcast and online videos for the Nightly News, Today Show, and msnbc.com. Produced multimedia content for Nightly News Online and helped launch a new NBC website, TheGrio.com, for African-American audiences. Produced videos about the environment.
PBS Frontline/World, Web Producer, Berkeley, CA, Sept. 2006-May 2008
Produced, reported, filmed, and edited an award-winning multimedia series about the repercussions of uranium mining in eastern Indiaʼs tribal belt. Wrote web content and developed interactive stories combining timelines, video clips, still photos, and text pieces.
San Jose Mercury News, Business Reporter, San Jose, CA, June 2008-Aug. 2008
Wrote daily newspaper articles, filmed, and edited videos for mercurynews.com. Wrote front-page stories about the rise in bankruptcies, the housing market, and the tomato salmonella scare.
Forbes Magazine, Multimedia Reporter, San Francisco, CA, June 2007-Aug. 2007
Produced online videos about solar energy and developed interactive web features highlighting solar companies. Researched and wrote pieces about renewable energy and carbon footprints.
Colorado Community Newspapers, Reporter, Littleton, CO, Aug. 2001-June 2003
Wrote stories about community business development, the expansion of public transportation, and arts and culture. Developed story ideas and photographed stories.
First Place, South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA), 2009
Second Place, Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), 2009
PBS Frontline/World multimedia story: “India: The Cost of Yellowcake. Mining Uranium on Tribal Lands.”
University of California at Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism, Masters of Journalism, Concentration in Documentary Film and Video, May 2008
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts B.A., English Literature, May 2001
Digital video shooting on range of cameras (including Canon C100). Video editing on Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Avid. Still photography. Photoshop. Audio recording and audio editing software. WordPress. HTML.
Hindi and Japanese.