Lisa Desai

Lisa Desai

Lisa Desai is an Emmy-nominated journalist who has produced for the BBC, CNN International, Time video, Marketplace radio, Agence France-Presse and The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She has covered an environmental lawsuit in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest, the education crisis among Iraqi refugees in Syria, and the state of maternal health in Rwanda. In 2007, Lisa and two colleagues won an Archipelago Film Festival Award for their documentary about the Rockefeller drug laws. Lisa lives in New York City, where she reports, shoots, edits and produces breaking news and features. She recently worked as a producer for CNN International’s flagship show Amanpour and currently produces features, mainly about Africa, for various CNN programs.  Lisa is co-producing a documentary about the rise of HIV among African-American women, funded by the Ford Foundation. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of Journalism. Last updated July 2017

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