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.