I am a data journalist living in New Jersey/ New York.
I have over 9 years of writing experience, with 2 years in a local newspaper in the U.S. and one year in a newsroom in Canada. I am comfortable with both AP and CP styles.
My most recent work was as a data and visuals journalist CTVNews in Canada where I produced a wide range of stories— from hidden COVID-19 fatalities and rising Omicron numbers to immigration backlogs and soaring inflation during the pandemic.
Prior to CTVNews, I worked as a full-time data reporter for a local newspaper in Seattle, The Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ). I wrote data-driven stories on local businesses and ran weekly Lists for the newspaper. Compilation of these weekly lists involved fact-checking and in-depth research through surveys and phone calls. These lists ranked regional businesses on different metrics and were compiled into the Annual Book of Lists.
Before joining PSBJ, I wrote extensively for many digital publications such as TheStreet.com, VentureBeat, Seeking Alpha and Truthout with bylines in Reuters, Yahoo Finance, and MSN Money.
As a data journalist, I am always keen to look at the investigative side of stories where data is fundamental. My strength lies in data-driven stories that look beyond the numbers published in public records. I have a solid experience in data analytics, with experience in mapping and creating interactive visuals.
I have MSc. in International Banking and Finance from the University of Durham, England and an MBA in Finance from ICFAI Business School, India. I also hold a certificate in Data Analytics from Northeastern University and have been a part of a data bootcamp hosted by Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. (IRE).