Kavitha Cardoza is a Washington-based journalist who has covered children, education and poverty for more than two decades. She is the public editor of the Education Writers Association and coordinates programming and training opportunities for members as well as provides individualized reporting and writing help to journalists.
Kavitha is a frequent contributor to NPR, The Hechinger Report and previously worked as a correspondent for Education Week/PBS Newshour. She has also worked at NPR affiliates in D.C. and Illinois. Kavitha was a 2021-2022 Spencer fellow for education reporting at Columbia University. She has received more than two dozen awards for her reporting, including from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI). Her documentary series ‘Breaking Ground’ aired on more than 150 public radio stations.
Kavitha has previously taught journalism courses at Berkeley, American University and the University of Illinois. She has published several academic papers on communication and has master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Manipal Institute of Communication in India.