Geeta Anand

Geeta Anand

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 17 and 19 and studying in the U.S.

TEACHING SCHEDULE:

TBA

EDUCATION

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

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 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

REPORTING INTERESTS

Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Gender/Sexuality, Health, Immigration, International, Investigative, Politics, Science, Urban Reporting

MEDIA PLATFORMS

Narrative Writing