Geeta Anand

Permanent Faculty

Professor of Reporting

Office: 112 North Gate Hall

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Geeta Anand is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who serves as a journalism professor at Berkeley and also as director of the affiliated Investigative Reporting Program. Her stories on corporate corruption won the Wall Street Journal a Pulitzer Prize in 2002, and her reporting on healthcare made the newspaper a finalist in 2003. She wrote the 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 in 2010. She worked as a journalist for 27 years, most recently as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in India. She began her career at a free weekly newspaper, Cape Cod News, and then covered local government and courts at the Rutland Herald in Vermont. At her next job at the Boston Globe, she served as City Hall bureau chief and then covered the Massachusetts State House. She spent the next 17 years as a reporter and senior writer for the Wall Street Journal, where she covered the biotech beat and focused on investigative reporting. She spent nearly a decade in India, the country where she was born and raised, first as a foreign correspondent for the Journal and then The New York Times. She met her husband, Gregory Kroitzsh, in college. During her time as a foreign correspondent in India, he started Mumbai’s first microbrewery. They have two daughters who are in college in the U.S. She began teaching at Berkeley in 2018, and has since expanded her role to also serve as director of the Investigative Reporting Program.

EDUCATION

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

EMPLOYERS

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

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

  • Society of Publishers of Asia, best breaking news reporting award for coverage of terror attack on restaurant in Bangladesh, 2017

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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

TEACHING SCHEDULE:

Sec. Title Time Location
014 J294 Master’s Project Seminar – Anand
Fall 2020
By appt. By appointment

007 J298 – Developing your Blockbuster Investigative Story
Spring 2020
M 2:00 - 5:00 M 1:00 - 4:00 To be determined
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

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