Contributor profile

Aneri Pattani

investigative health reporter Spotlight PA


Aneri Pattani is an investigative health reporter for Spotlight PA, a collaborative newsroom working to hold state government accountable in Pennsylvania. Previously, she covered mental health, suicide and health disparities at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Also, she helped launch a biweekly solutions-oriented series called Made in Philly aimed at engaging diverse communities.

In the past, she has uncovered New York City’s failure to protect children from lead poisoning as a reporter for WNYC, and exposed the abuses of Florida’s disability services system as a producer on the podcast Aftereffect. She has also been a James Reston reporting fellow at The New York Times, and reported from Liberia with columnist Nicholas Kristof. Pattani’s articles, on topics ranging from politics to crime to business, have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Texas Tribune, CNBC and The Hartford Courant.

Originally from Connecticut, she graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and learning different dance forms.

Content by Aneri

Best practices
Data, diets and disease

Public health reporting has the potential to empower communities. Yet, medical research is easy to misreport. Aneri Pattani explains how to understand medical research data, challenge it, and, of course, report it accurately and ethically.