Kavitha Cardoza

Public Editor

EWA is delighted to announce an addition to our team: veteran education journalist Kavitha Cardoza. She will serve as public editor for a year while Emily Richmond is on leave for the Spencer Education Fellowship at Columbia University. Kavitha’s first day was June 1.

Kavitha was a 2021-2022 Spencer fellow. Prior to that, she covered education and poverty, most recently as a correspondent for Education Week/PBS Newshour. She has worked at local public radio stations and is a frequent contributor to NPR and The Hechinger Report. She has master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Manipal Institute of Communication in India. Kavitha has received several awards for her reporting.​

Kavitha will help coordinate programming and training opportunities for members and provide individualized reporting and writing help to journalists. She will also host the EWA Radio podcast.