About Kamala @kkelkar
Kamala Kelkar works on investigative projects at PBS NewsHour Weekend. She has been a journalist for a decade, reporting from Oakland, India, Alaska and now New York.
Kamala’s Recent Stories
Nation Jan 19WATCH: Trump makes statement about shutdown, U.S.-Mexico border
On day 29 of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump offered legislative relief for children who came to the country undocumented, while asking for the same $5.7 billion wall that provoked the impasse.
Politics Jan 12Julián Castro announces 2020 presidential run from Texas
In the town where he was mayor for five years, Julián Castro announced at a rally in San Antonio on Saturday, his plans to run as a Democratic candidate during the 2020 presidential election.
Nation Oct 27WATCH: FBI, law enforcement hold press conference after mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue
The FBI and other law enforcement officials are expected to speak during a press conference at 4 p.m. after a shooter opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing at least 10 people.
Nation Sep 29#MeToo and narrow definitions of sexual assault can isolate survivors, says Yale Law professor
For a Yale Law School professor pioneering research on the #MeToo movement, the Kavanaugh hearings are indicative of larger issues with how we think about sexual assault.
Politics Sep 23Read emails about terms of testimony by woman who says Kavanaugh assaulted her
Emails between lawyers for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has said Kavanaugh assaulted her, show a standoff about the conditions for Ford's testimony.
Nation Sep 01WATCH: Barack Obama’s full eulogy for John McCain
Watch former President Barack Obama's full eulogy for Sen. John McCain.
Nation Aug 26In tennis, a long history of white elitism has not stopped black women from winning
Four women of color are representing America this week at the in the last 50th annual Grand Slam championship. Yet, their talents and prestige do not shield them from the sport’s legacy of elitism.
World Jul 15Mobs are killing people in India based on false rumors spread through WhatsApp
More than a dozen people in India have died since May because mobs are believing viral messages from WhatsApp that accuse people of child trafficking, organ harvesting or other egregious acts.
Nation May 13Inside the ‘free speech’ debate that rocked a Wisconsin campus, with ripples across the country
Clashes on college campuses, spurred by extremist speakers, have compelled legislators in more than a dozen states to introduce bills to punish hecklers.
Health Apr 28Residents of this city already worried about the coal-burning plant nearby. Then came Hurricane Maria.
Residents say they inhale or ingest traces of coal ash as wind carries it into their communities, covering their trees, houses, cars and land with residue.