FT hires Kao as data journalist in New York
Joanna S. Kao, a reporter for Al Jazeera America, has been hired by the Financial Times to work in its New York office.
Kao will be a data visualization journalist for the FT.
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.