Meera Senthilingam

deputy editor As Equals CNN

Meera Senthilingam is a multi-award winning journalist and currently Deputy Editor of CNN’s gender inequality reporting team As Equals. She is also health journalism trainer and mentor for various organizations, including the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Before her current role at CNN, Meera was the network’s International Health Editor, overseeing the reporting of all International health stories for CNN online. Prior to joining CNN, Meera worked with a range of global news outlets, including the BBC World Service, BMJ, New York Times and New Scientist, and she launched a health features platform for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which she oversaw as as Managing Editor for two years.

Meera has Masters degrees in Science Communication and Public Health (with a focus on the control of infectious diseases) and in 2020 authored the book Outbreaks and Epidemics: Battling infection from measles to coronavirus, now available worldwide in five languages, as an audiobook and illustrated second edition. The Guardian named the book one of the best five science books of 2020 and it was long-listed for the BSHS Hughes Prize.

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