Priyanka Pruthi is an accomplished broadcast journalist, producer and writer based in New York City. Currently, she produces videos and reports for the United Nations on humanitarian emergencies and issues related to socioeconomic and political challenges in developing countries.
During her career, Priyanka has produced a range of stories pertaining to some of the biggest crises in recent years. This includes the conflict in Syria, the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, floods in Pakistan and the famine in Somalia. She has also filmed in Ivorian refugee camps in West Africa, followed stories of community health workers in some of the most remote corners of Bangladesh and reported on the state of rural healthcare in India.
Previously, Priyanka worked with NDTV 24/7, India’s premier English news channel, as an anchor and correspondent. She hosted prime time shows including ‘Today’s Breaking Stories’, ‘The Breakfast Show’, ‘Evening News’ and ‘Newsnight.’ Priyanka began her reporting career with the Delhi serial blasts in 2005 and went on to produce stories about women’s and children’s rights, urban poverty, environment, public and private healthcare in India.
She has a Master’s degree in News and Documentary Journalism from New York University. Priyanka also studied Broadcast Journalism at the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai, India.