Engagement Editor and Reporter
Ariana is engagement editor and reporter at ProPublica, working on community-sourced investigations. She has focused on technology and problematic labor practices, from Facebook-fueled discriminatory ads to large-scale layoffs of older workers at IBM. Her reporting has contributed to two Gerald Loeb awards, a SABEW Best in Business award, an Edward R. Murrow award and a Barlett & Steele bronze award.
She previously worked as an engagement editor at The Guardian, as a digital producer for APM’s Marketplace, and as a producer at WNYC. There, she helped launch the multi-platform Bored and Brilliant and Infomagical series, which analyzed information on nearly 30,000 participants’ smartphone habits and earned her an Online News Association MJ Bear Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in outlets including The New Republic, The New York Times, the St. Louis Beacon and Bustle. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and studied on a Fulbright grant in Minsk, Belarus.
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