About Me

I was born and raised in a family that questioned the normal and took the road less traveled —  right from my mom traveling from India to the Bahamas in 2001 to pursue her dream of being a Registered Nurse, to my dad choosing to stay back in India to take care of my brother and me, ours is a family that loves to break stereotypes and challenge conventional ideas. That was the atmosphere I grew up in and it nurtured my passion to be a journalist.


I was 13 when I told my dad that I wanted to be a journalist. However, he wanted me to become a doctor. Little did he know that science never surprised me the way the world’s stories do.

From taking my life’s first flight to the United States to pursue my Master’s degree to reporting stories for Chicago’s Emmy Award-winning show, Good Day DePaul, I’ve come a long way. I currently work as a production assistant for NBC Chicago’s Carol Marin and Don Moseley, in collaboration with DePaul’s Center for Journalism, Integrity, and Excellence.

I believe that my multicultural experiences and curiosity to report stories from different communities enable me to bring diversity and excitement to the newsroom.


If you'd like to know more about me or my work, please feel free to reach out at varsha.kadamandla@gmail.com 

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