Anjali Kamat is an award-winning investigative journalist, filmmaker and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is an investigative reporter at WNYC / New York Public Radio. Her year-long investigation of the Trump Organization’s business dealings in India, in partnership with the Wayne Barrett Project at Type Investigations and with the support of Indian investigative reporters Josy Joseph
and Sharad Vyas, published in The New Republic and over two episodes of the Trump, Inc. podcast from WNYC and ProPublica won a duPont-Columbia award and a Front Page award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York.
As a journalist for over a decade, Anjali has reported on wars and uprisings in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia, American foreign policy and domestic repression, criminal justice and inequality in the United States, and labor and migration in the global economy. She is writing a book on labor migrants in the Middle East for Verso Books.
Anjali's work as a presenter and producer at Al Jazeera's documentary show Fault Lines has received several awards. Made in Bangladesh won a Peabody Award, an Emmy nomination for investigative journalism, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and a National Headliner award for investigative reporting. America's War Workers was nominated for an Emmy in investigative journalism and received the Joe and Laurie Dine Award for Human Rights Reporting from the Overseas Press Club of America. Baltimore Rising and Conflicted: The Fight Over Congo's Minerals also received Emmy nominations for breaking news coverage and business and economic reporting. America's Infant Mortality Crisis was recognized with a National Headliner award for health and science reporting.
Fluent in Arabic, Anjali spent 2011 reporting on the Arab uprisings from Egypt and Libya as a correspondent for Democracy Now! where she spent four years as a producer and host.
Anjali grew up in Chennai, India and studied history at Pomona College and Arabic at the American University of Cairo. She has a post-graduate diploma from the Asian College of Journalism and an MA in Near Eastern Studies from New York University. She was the 2017-2018 Belle Zeller Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Brooklyn College.