Data visualization journalist Joanna S. Kao is moving to the London office of the Financial Times at the end of the month.
Kao, who was hired in 2016 from Al Jazeera America, is taking on a new role to help steer the technology/development side of FT’s visuals team.
Before Al Jazeera America shut down, Kao worked there as a multimedia reporter and interactive developer covering veterans issues, immigration and homelessness. She also created immersive long-form story templates for the newsroom, experiments with audio storytelling and explored theater-related data in her spare time.
While in college, Kao worked for USA Today, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe. She has also helped teach at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the New School.
She has a bachelors degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.