Avni Patel



Avni leads the Center’s efforts to create content and insights for leaders on the front lines of inclusive growth. She is an award-winning storyteller and journalist with experience working for NBC News, ABC News and PBS programs.

At the news networks, she led editorial teams to produce major multimedia projects and wrote and reported in-depth business, consumer and political stories for their digital and broadcast platforms.  Her reporting was honored with two national Emmy awards, a DuPont-Columbia award, a Peabody award, and an Edward R. Murrow award.

She was also named a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists in 2011.  Avni received a B.A. from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.