Preeti Varathan

Preeti Varathan is a multimedia reporter, producer, and host. She most recently helmed the global video series Quartz News, a weekly show with Facebook. She has produced stories in Singapore, Mumbai, Caracas, Lagos, Paris, São Paulo, London, Montreal, LA, and New York.

She also covered economics and finance for Quartz, where she focused on communities of color.

She began her media career in documentary filmmaking, producing for the Emmy-nominated, long-form video team at Mic and directing, producing, and hosting Elephas, a 90-minute documentary on endangered elephants in India. Her work has been nominated for the Gerald Loeb Award and a Webby.

Preeti is deeply interested in the intersection of South Asian diasporic culture and the economy. She hopes to tell stories in writing, radio, and video that excavate, analyze, and tell stories of the Desi-American community. Preeti has a BA in Economics-Mathematics from Columbia University. She is classically trained in Carnatic violin, which she loves to play in her spare time.