Sumi Aggarwal


Sumi Aggarwal is the Editor in Chief at the Center for Investigative Reporting. She joined CIR in May 2019 to lead the organization’s local and collaboration work. Prior to Reveal, she spent nearly a decade at CBS News’ 60 Minutes, where she produced a wide variety of stories, including an investigation into a 50-year-old civil rights-related murder, a historical story about an Egyptian double agent, a profile of Tabasco and a deep dive into new scientific findings on the effects of sugar. She has also worked as a Booking Producer at The Today Show and led Executive Communications for Google’s Search and Maps teams. Sumi was also an Adjunct Professor at the City College of New York, where she helped establish the broadcast journalism curriculum. She began her journalism career in local media at her hometown newspaper, The Vacaville Reporter. She also worked at KPTV in Portland, Oregon and KNTV in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sumi is the recipient of a number of journalism awards - the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, several News Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow award. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She serves on the board of A Future for Every Child, a nonprofit that helps kids in India who are aging out of orphanages with education and life skills training so they can become self-sufficient.

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