Trends and Culture Writer, (October 2019 — Current)

  • Write and report features, sidebars, quick explainers and trending news stories
  • Pitch distinctive angles and ideas around topics in the national conversation
  • Serve as a fill-in writer for CNN’s award-winning 5 Things newsletter
  • Reported from the field in Houston about the local Sikh community 

Writer on Special Assignment, (December 2018 — September 2019)

  • Worked for the national news desk on a special rotation
  • Covered breaking news, national stories, trending news and features
  • Live blogged major news events, presidential speeches, 2020 campaign events and other fast-moving stories
  • Experimented with new story forms, including SEO-driven Q&As, lists, quizzes and Google AMP stories

Producer, Mobile and Off-Platform Programming, (November 2017 — November 2018)

  • Served as the evening lead for CNN’s push alerts operation, delivering breaking news and enterprise stories to millions
  • Advised reporters and editors on story framing and headlines to reach more readers and increase engagement
  • Pioneered strategic improvements by creating and moderating a forum to workshop headlines
  • Spearheaded planning efforts across CNN Digital for day-to-day coverage and special events
  • Wrote national news and trending stories in addition to performing programming team duties

Associate Producer, Mobile and Off-Platform Programming, (June 2016 — November 2017)

  • Managed CNN’s breaking news Twitter profile, the company’s most followed account
  • Used analytics and news judgment to curate news feeds that inform and captivate audiences
  • Produced content for mobile users, including news briefings and weekend reading lists
  • Wrote feature stories on communities and subcultures for the CNN Photos blog
  • Conducted a competitive audit of Apple Watch news apps to inform CNN’s redesign

News Assistant (June 2015 — June 2016)

  • Operated teleprompter for CNN, CNN International and HLN
  • Contribute to election coverage by logging political events and selecting soundbites
  • Assist with production needs for live news shows in the control room and studios


RISE, 2020 graduate of WarnerMedia’s young leadership development program

  • Selected from applicants across the company to participate in a 6-month leadership development program
  • Presented a pitch/solution for a current business challenge facing the company to senior level executives


Oneness, A Light for Humanity, November 23, 2019
Emceed an event for a nonprofit organization honoring the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder.

South Asian Journalists Association Conference, October 5, 2019
Spoke on a panel about being heard in a newsroom.

WVON 1690 AM radio, November 4, 2019
Was interviewed for a segment on a talk radio show serving the Chicago market about a story I did on missing Black children.


Emory University
B.A. in International Studies and Journalism (May 2015)

Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha, Emory Liberal Arts Scholar


Languages: Fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu
Skills: Chartbeat, A/B testing, Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Dataminr, Crowdtangle, SEO, PACER, MS Excel, LexisNexis
Affiliations: Online News Association, Asian American Journalists Association, South Asian Journalists Association