Deepa Fernandes, an award-winning radio and print journalist, is the co-host of NPR and WBUR's Here & Now.
Her career began in Sydney, Australia, at college radio station 2SER. She later moved to New York City, where she produced and hosted shows on WBAI. She started a youth media training program in New York public schools that grew to become a national media training organization, People's Production House, aimed at diversifying journalism.
Fernandes got her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. She received a prestigious John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford. Afterward, she went on to Southern California Public Radio, KPCC, where she started a new beat for the station covering early childhood development. From there, she returned to her foreign correspondent roots and freelanced stories from around the world.
Fernandes' work has won dozens of awards, including an Emmy and the Los Angeles Press Club's “Radio Journalist of the Year” title three years in a row.