Must Know Journalist: Kashmira Gander, Health Correspondent For Newsweek


What’s her beat?

Kashmira Gander is a Health Correspondent for Newsweek. Prior to this, Gander was a features writer and a senior reporter for the title. Gander began her venture into journalism in 2013, starting as an intern for The Independent and covering topics varying from health and family to news and culture.

Describe her in a sentence

Kashmira Gander is a journalist with a high attention to detail who has been covering the Covid19 pandemic with accuracy.

Pitch or avoid?

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Why do I need to know her?

Kashmira Gander is a journalist with a wealth of experience and a career spanning almost a decade. Gander has been covering the pandemic with honesty and accuracy, which is essential in an online world of fake news. Gander has revealed false information as told by Donald Trump in a speech and has given hope to readers by covering potential leads for vaccinations.

Gander is a must-know journalist for any PR looking for truthful coverage of the Covid19 crisis.

What’s her backstory?

Kashmira Gander began her career as a journalist while studying for a degree in English Literature at the University of London. Throughout university, Gander worked for student media outlets before becoming a Freelance Editorial Assistant at The i Paper. From here, Gander moved to The Independent and worked as an Intern before progressing to a full time Lifestyle Writer for the title.

Gander wrote for The Independent for over four years before moving on to the International Business Times, where she worked as a Senior Features Writer for six months. Gander has been writing for Newsweek for over two years. She began as a reporter for the title and is currently a Health Correspondent, primarily covering the Covid19 crisis.

Let’s see her in action: 

How A Covid19 Symptom-tracking App Could Be Used To Ease Lockdowns

Trump Refers To Wuhan Study That Doesn’t Exist In WHO Letter, Lancet Editor Says

Large-scale Contact Tracing Needed To Prevent Ongoing Spread Of Coronavirus, Study Suggests