Broadcaster and Data Expert
Mona Chalabi is a presenter and the data editor of Guardian US. She writes a regular advice column called “Dear Mona, Am I Normal?” which answers readers’ questions about anything from jury service to dating habits using numbers rather than personal experience. She also has a regular segment on American National Public Radio called “The Number Of The Week” that unpacks a statistic from the news. Mona recently presented a documentary for BBC3 about racism in Britain, which aired in October 2015. As well as writing and presenting, Mona designs charts and illustrates data in sketches, which can be seen on her Instagram account.
Before moving to New York to write for Nate Silver’s site FiveThirtyEight, Mona worked at the Guardian’s Datablog in London. She began to write about statistics after analyzing large data sets in her roles at the Bank of England, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Transparency International and the International Organization for Migration.
LANGUAGE: English, French and Arabic.
BASED IN: New York, USA
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