My name is Sophia Kunthara and I am a recent graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where I received my M.A. in Mass Communication and B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Global Studies.
I’m currently a reporter covering hospitality with the economics and markets team at Reuters News Agency in New York. I’ve held breaking news reporting, community news reporting and news producing internships at The Arizona Republic, the state’s largest newspaper, and was a digital news intern for NBC Los Angeles. Some of my experience includes covering the 2016 Republican National Convention for the news division of Arizona PBS, assisting in election coverage for The Associated Press, and reporting on Arizona politics in Phoenix and Washington, D.C.
My work has appeared in publications across the country, including:
- The New York Times
- Downtown Devil
- The Arizona Republic
- USA Today
- The Tucson Sentinel
I’m also a President’s Award recipient at Arizona State University and one of nine winners of the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition. Here, you’ll find samples of my work and more information on my reporting experience.