Mythili Rao is a producer at WNYC.
She leads production of The Takeaway's author interviews, reports on books for the WNYC newsroom, and hosts literary events at the Greene Space and other venues.
At the Takeaway, she additionally helps oversee planning and production of The Takeaway's daily editorial content, working to bring diverse, authentic, and authoritative voices to the show's daily coverage of national and international news.
Mythili is also a contributing writer for The Daily Beast, where her reviews regularly appear in the site's National Magazine Award-winning books section. Her reporting and criticism have additionally appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Nation, and Words Without Borders, among others.
Before joining WNYC, she worked for CNN's New York Bureau, where she field produced and filed breaking-news stories on everything from Bernie Madoff to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and was part of the network's Peabody-winning coverage of the 2008 elections.
In 2013, she was elected to the board of the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA).
Mythili Rao appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
What’s so funny about being Muslim in America? Depending on who you ask, quite a bit. Inspired by the scope of Al-Jazeera and the irreverence of The Onion, three young Muslim-American men have launched their own culturally flavored fake news publication: The Hummus.