About Vignesh @VigneshR
Vignesh Ramachandran is a digital news editor for the PBS NewsHour. Ramachandran is also co-founder of Red, White and Brown Media, focused on building media representation and sharing South Asian American stories. Previously, he was at ProPublica, the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab, Mashable and NBC News Digital.
Vignesh’s Recent Stories
Nation Jun 10COVID-19 changed public transportation. Here’s how.
As more Americans get vaccinated and many start returning to workplaces, transit agencies see this transition to a post-pandemic society as an opportunity to fundamentally change how public transit works.
Economy May 13Why there are gas shortages and what it means for you at the pump
A cyberattack left one of the country’s largest pipelines stalled, driving Americans into a panic to buy gasoline.
Economy Apr 19Asian-owned businesses say they’re reeling from hate and violence, operating in fear
Asian American businesses are dealing with the spate of hate crimes, adding to the pandemic’s already difficult economic crisis.
Nation Apr 13Asian Americans are the fastest growing group in the U.S., report finds
Fast-growing Asian American population set to change business and politics in the U.S.
Nation Mar 18What you can do to fight violence and racism against Asian Americans
As Asian American communities confront hate, speak up if you witness a crime.
Nation Mar 04How to address the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes
In the year since COVID-19 entered the U.S., incidents of racially motivated harassment of Asian Americans have been on the rise. See our conversation about the history of AAPI hate crimes and how communities are responding now.
Nation Feb 23‘Words matter’ as Asian American leaders urge action against hate crimes
President Biden has condemned hate against Asian American communities. But as crimes continue, what needs to happen?…
Health Jan 288 tips for finding a COVID-19 vaccine
Vaccine distribution is rolling out differently state-by-state, but here are some general tips to help you and your family get protected.
Nation Jan 22The data behind 9 big challenges facing Biden
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris face a confluence of crises as they kick off their first 100 days in leadership.
Politics Jan 20A virtual ‘Parade across America’
In lieu of the traditional Inauguration Day parade, the Presidential Inauguration Committee is hosting a virtual “Parade Across America,” featuring performances across all 56 states and territories. The parade will feature 1,391 virtual participants, 95 horses and nine dogs.