Moni Basu

Atlanta, Georgia

I am a reporter for

I like to write vivid, provocative stories that linger in readers' minds. My passion is to tell tales about people; to bring out the extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary.

Before coming to CNN in 2009, I was a reporter and editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 19 years.

When I am not committing journalism, I enjoy being lazy on Sunday mornings, eating biriyani, digging in the dirt and getting on an airplane to jet off to faraway places.

You can read my stories on My personal blog is

  • Work
    • CNN
  • Education
    • Masters in International Relations