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Sumi Aggarwal

Sumi Aggarwal

Director of Collaborations

Biography

Sumi Aggarwal is an award-winning journalist and communications professional. She spent nearly a decade at CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” where she produced a wide variety of stories, including an investigation into a 50-year-old civil rights-related murder, a historical story about an Egyptian double agent, a profile of Tabasco and a deep dive into new scientific findings on the effects of sugar. She has worked as a booking producer at the “Today” show and led executive communications for Google’s search and maps teams. Aggarwal was an adjunct professor at the City College of New York, where she helped establish the broadcast journalism curriculum. She has also worked at a number of local television stations and papers in California and Oregon.

Aggarwal has received numerous journalism awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, several News Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow Award. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Articles

Accountability

United, we’re not

Where does America go from here? We talk with an asylum-seeking family, Georgia women on abortion and West Virginians on the impact of Black Lives Matter.

Nov 14, 2020
Voting

Whose vote will count?

From problems with vote-by-mail systems to voter suppression, we examine the potential for chaos in the 2020 elections.

Oct 3, 2020
COVID-19

Essential workers

Farmworkers, grocery store clerks and airline employees are on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. But what’s being done to protect them?

Apr 4, 2020