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Geeta Anand

Geeta Anand

Acting Professor of Reporting

Office: B36 North Gate Hall

Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays 2-4 p.m. at the Investigative Reporting Program next to the Daily Cal

I have worked as a journalist for the past 27 years, most recently as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in India. My passion has been investigative reporting and narrative non-fiction. I was part of the team at the Wall Street Journal that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for reporting on corporate corruption. I wrote a non-fiction book, The Cure, about a dad’s fight to save his kids by starting a biotech company to make a medicine for their untreatable illness, which was made into the Harrison Ford movie Extraordinary Measures. More recently, I’ve investigated the land buying of the Gandhi family son-in-law Robert Vadra; how tuberculosis became totally drug resistant in India; how a stock market analyst got arrested by a big real estate firm for writing a negative research report. I’ve traveled to Bangladesh, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Kashmir and around the region to report on terrorism, health and education. I started in journalism at small newspapers on Cape Cod and Vermont, and worked my way up to the Boston Globe, where I covered politics. I met my husband, Gregory Kroitzsh, in college, and he came with me to Mumbai where he started the city’s first microbrewery. We have two daughters who are 18 and 21 and studying in the U.S. I began teaching in Berkeley a year ago and totally love it.


  • Dartmouth College, B.A., History, Honours, Women's Studies Certificate


  • Past Employment:
    Reporter at New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Rutland Herald, Cape Cod News


  • Pulitzer Prize, wrote two of 10 stories on corporate corruption that won the Wall Street Journal the explanatory journalism award, 2003
    Pulitzer Prize, finalist, wrote lead story in series on how U.S. hospitals are rationing healthcare to cut costs, 2004
    Gerald Loeb Award, wrote series exposing the causes and consequences of high drug prices, 2006
    Victor Kohn award for career excellence in medical science writing, 2007
    Society of Publishers of Asia, co-wrote stories that won best breaking news reporting award for coverage of Mumbai terrorist attacks, 2008
    Gerald Loeb Award, finalist, wrote article showing how high hospital costs are bankrupting the Amish, 2008
    Society of Publishers in Asia, winner for Excellence in Business reporting, 2012, wrote several stories in the series Flawed Miracle about India’s healthcare, employment and education challenges
    International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, winner Danny Pearl Award for the Best Cross-Border Investigative Journalism, 2013, for stories exposing the causes and consequences of the rise of totally drug resistant tuberculosis
    Society of Publishers of Asia, best breaking news reporting award for coverage of terror attack on restaurant in Bangladesh, 2017


Sec. Title Time Location
001 J294 Master’s Project Seminar – Anand
Spring 2020
By appt. By appointment
003 J216 New Media Master’s Project Seminar – section 003
Spring 2020
W 2:00 - 5:00 209 North Gate (Greenhouse)
007 J298 – Developing your Blockbuster Investigative Story
Spring 2020
M 1:00 - 4:00 106 North Gate (Upper News)
3 J216 New Media Master’s Project Seminar-Section 3
Fall 2019
W 2:00-5:00 209 North Gate (Greenhouse)
014 J294 Master’s Project Seminar – Anand
Fall 2019
By appt. By appointment
1 J234 – International Travel – India
Spring 2019
W 6:00 - 9:00 B1 North Gate
4 J211 Reporting the News Lab
Fall 2018
Th 9:00-12:00 142 North Gate (Library)
4 J200 Reporting the News – Richmond Confidential
Fall 2018
M 9:00 - 12:00 142 North Gate (Library)
1 J234 – International Travel – India
Spring 2018
W 6:00 - 9:00 209 North Gate (Greenhouse)


Narrative Writing, Science Journalism