Dipti Kumar is a 2014 graduate of the master’s program in health and science reporting course at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. She currently works with Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a paper founded in 1841, as a multimedia producer and reporter and also freelances as a correspondent for NDTV, an English-language national news station in India.
Kumar has worked in television and digital media cumulatively for a decade and has extensive experience in production, anchoring and field reporting. She works both behind and in front of the camera. Her recent work includes coverage of Brooklyn stabbings, government regulations, Indian politics and International Yoga Day. She previously worked as a business writer for the website CruxialCIO.com, published by International Business Times. Before coming to Stony Brook for graduate school, Kumar was a news anchor and reporter for NDTV Hindu, an English-language news network based in Chennai.
Kumar was one of two graduate students to make the Journalism Without Walls trip in 2013 to Turkana, Kenya where she reported on girls education and the dropout rates among girls in high school. This story subsequently won the first place at the South Asian Journalists Association for outstanding piece done by a student in Canada and the United States.
Kumar loves training young journalists, and her collaboration with JWW Bangalore 2015 was a perfect way to blend that passion with her expertise for foreign reporting. Born and raised in Bangalore, Kumar helped the students find their way around the sprawling city and organized two panels of Bangalore-based journalists who critiqued the students’ work and suggested additional avenues for reporting.