Saahil Desai
Journalist working in print and audio


Saahil Desai is a journalist from Cincinnati, Ohio with bylines in the American Prospect, the Washington Monthly, and the Asia Society blog; he's also produced and edited stories for NPR. Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Saahil graduated with a B.A. from Pomona College in Public Policy Analysis/Politics, cum laude, and he just finished a summer internship at NPR’s Morning Edition, the nation's most popular radio show.

As the special projects editor at The Student Life, Pomona’s campus newspaper, he managed the publication's features section and its investigative reporting. His coverage of a battle over water rights in the city of Claremont was recognized at the National Campus Journalism Convention. Saahil co-hosted, edited, and produced a podcast/radio show called Hidden Pomona about the forgotten parts of Pomona’s history. Among other topics, he has reported on politics, higher education, sports, and Asian-American issues.

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The Washington Monthly

The Washington Monthly is a bimonthly political magazine based in Washington, D.C.

The American Prospect

The American Prospect is a quarterly political magazine based in Washington, D.C.

The Student Life

The Student Life is the offical campus paper for Pomona College and the Claremont Colleges


National Public Radio

NPR is a non-profit radio and digital media network with roughly 33 million weekly listeners

Hidden Pomona

Hidden Pomona is a podcast about the forgotten and overlooked aspects of Pomona College's history

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