Employment
CNN
Dec. 2018 to Current
Writer, Special Assignment
New York, NY

  • Work at the intersection of CNN's national news desk and programming teams to target audience needs
  • Cover breaking news, national stories, trending news and features
  • Live blog major news events, presidential speeches, 2020 campaign events and other fast-moving stories

  • Experiment with new story forms, including SEO-driven Q&As, lists, quizzes and Google AMP stories

Dec. 2017 to Dec. 2018
Producer, Mobile and Off-Platform Programming
New York, NY

  • 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

June 2016 to Nov. 2017
Associate Producer, Mobile and Off-Platform Programming
New York, NY

  • 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

June 2015 to June 2016
News Assistant, Image and Sound
Atlanta, GA
  • Operated teleprompter for CNN, CNN International and HLN
  • Contributed to 2016 election coverage by logging political events and selecting sound bites

  • Assisted with production needs for live news shows in the control room and studio

Georgia News Lab
Aug. 2014 to May 2015
Investigative Reporter
Atlanta, GA
  • Worked on data-driven, investigative stories with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV
  • Used databases, Excel spreadsheets and public records to examine government spending in Atlanta
  • Produced comprehensive profile on Georgia state legislature candidate using public records
Education
Emory University
Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs and Journalism 2015
Skills
Chartbeat, A/B testing, Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Dataminr, Crowdtangle, SEO, PACER, MS Excel, LexisNexis
Languages: Fluent in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi
Affiliations
Online News Association, Asian American Journalists Association, South Asian Journalists Association, Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting