Anjuli Sastry is an associate producer on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders. In her role, Sastry books and produces interviews with folks like Jennifer Lopez, produces live shows around the country, and directs weekly tapings and show broadcasts.
Sastry, who started at NPR as a national desk intern at NPR West in the fall of 2015, was hired in the spring of 2016 as a production assistant on All Things Considered. In this role, Sastry led the show's social media team, was the lead producer for the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots series, and reported in the Southwest and Mexico with Melissa Block and Elissa Nadworny for the special series, Our Land.
Sastry is also a founder and leader of the NPR Women of Color Mentorship Program. She and her co-founders received the NPR Diversity Success employee award for their work in 2018.
Before her current position at NPR, Sastry worked as an operations associate for Beacon Reader, a digital journalism crowdfunding startup. She has also worked as a fill-in producer for Marketplace and Press Play at KCRW.
Hailing from Alameda in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sastry earned her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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