Rhitu Chatterjee Biography
Rhitu Chatterjee is an Indian-American journalist who serves as a health correspondent with NPR, with a focus on mental health. She reports on the incidence of various mental diseases, as well as new treatment options and breakthroughs in psychology and psychiatry.
Rhitu Chatterjee Age
Chatterjee was born in India, However, she likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or the year she was born. However, she might be in her 40’s.
Rhitu Chatterjee Height
Chatterjee stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in. (1.68 m)
Rhitu Chatterjee Family
Chatterjee has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Chatterjee has any siblings.
Rhitu Chatterjee Husband
Chatterjee is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of her being in any past relationship with anyone.
Rhitu Chatterjee Net Worth
Chatterjee has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a journalist.
Rhitu Chatterjee Salary
Chatterjee earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Rhitu Chatterjee Education
Chatterjee received her bachelor’s degree in Darjeeling, India. She holds a Master of Science in biotechnology from Visva-Bharati University in India, as well as a Master of Arts in journalism from the University of Missouri.
Rhitu Chatterjee Career
Chatterjee is a journalist who serves as a health correspondent with NPR, with a focus on mental health. She explores the root cause of mental health disorders — the intricate web of biological, socioeconomic, and cultural elements that impact how mental health problems develop in various populations – as well as how our culture treats the mentally sick. She is particularly interested in mental health issues that affect the most vulnerable, including pregnant women and children, racial minorities, and undocumented immigrants.
Chatterjee has written about how racism-related chronic stress has a negative impact on black women’s pregnancy outcomes. She has written about the circumstances that lead to school shootings among adolescents and kids, as well as what some schools are doing to keep them off that path. She’s written about how some communities are assisting pregnant women who are using methamphetamine and opioids to stay off the drugs, have healthy pregnancies, and raise their children on their own. She’s also written about the prevalence of loneliness and a lack of social connection in America, as well as the effects it has on people’s health.
Chatterjee worked as an editor for NPR’s The Salt, where she edited articles about food, culture, nutrition, and agriculture until joining the health desk in 2018. She also developed a short online food video series called “Hot Pot: A Dish, A Memory” in which she showcased meals from around the world as prepared by someone who grew up with them. The series was created in partnership with the NPR blog Goats & Soda.
Prior to that, Chatterjee covered science and health news for Science Magazine and reported on current events from New Delhi for PRI’s The World. She formerly worked as a scientific correspondent for PRI’s The World in Boston. Chatterjee has covered everything from basic scientific discoveries to concerns at the interface of science, society, and culture during her career. She has written about the aftermath of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, the world’s worst industrial disaster.
She has written about a strange chronic renal disease epidemic in Sri Lanka and India. She also covered women’s problems in New Delhi. Her reporting went beyond breaking news stories about sexual abuse to reveal the underlying social constraints that Indian women and girls confront. She has received two reporting grants from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, as well as a Gabriel Awards certificate of merit in 2014. Chatterjee has acted as a mentor for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s student fellows as well as the Society of Environmental Journalists’ mentorship program for emerging journalists. She has also instructed at the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop on science writing.
Chatterjee is currently working at NPR where she works alongside other famous NPR anchors and reporters including;
- Erika Beras
- Howard Berkes
- Adrian “Stretch” Bartos
- Amanda Aronczyk
- Ramtin Arablouei
- Deborah Amos
- Bobby Allyn
- Greg Allen
- Rund Abdelfatah