Aneri Pattani

Multimedia Journalist



As an assistant producer on the health/medical science team at WNYC - NPR's New York City affiliate station - I am responsible for a wide variety of tasks. I report and produce quick daily stories, as well as features, on local news and health topics. I also work on longer-term podcast projects and write digital articles.

I write fast cut copy on breaking news and edit sound bites from press conferences or interviews.I pitch ideas for on-air discussions, find guests and script the interviews. I sometimes go on-air myself, as I did after the Halloween Day attack in Manhattan, to explain what was happening based on my reporting at the scene. I also pitch ideas for health stories, ranging from enterprise topics to science study stories with significance for New York City.



City Cherry-Picks Numbers to Downplay Lead Exposure in Public Housing


New York City officials say just 19 kids with high lead levels got them from paint in their apartments. But they don't mention all the cases where inspectors have not found a cause of contamination - it's about ten times more.

I produced several stories on this topic with both audio and web components. You can read and listen to all three of them.

Parents Wait for Kids Outside School in Lock Down Following Manhattan Truck Attack


The Halloween Day truck attack in Manhattan occurred in an area with several schools. Concerned parents rushed to the scene when news broke of a terror attack. But they had to wait hours to see their kids, since the schools had gone into lock down. I was at the scene to observe this and speak with them. I then discussed my reporting live on air that evening.

New Yorkers Speak Out In Favor of Controversial Statues


Following the white supremacist rally in summer 2017 in Charlottesville and the national conversation about Confederate monuments, New Yorkers engaged in their own conversation about controversial statues. The mayor created a commission to set forth recommendations about how the city should address this issue. At the first public hearing, many residents urged the city to keep the monuments.

New York's Unusual Law Is Boosting Hepatitis C Testing

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Tina Harris may never have discovered she was infected with hepatitis C if it weren't for a New York City law that requires screening for the disease in baby boomers.