Quartz hires Asia bureau chief from WSJ
Quartz editor in chief Kevin Delaney sent out the following announcement on Monday:
I’m happy to let you know that Tripti Lahiri will be joining Quartz as Asia bureau chief in Hong Kong as soon as her work visa transfers over, which is expected in the coming weeks.
Tripti has for the past year been a news editor for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, where she’s overseen a broad range of stories from around Asia. She brings deep business news and digital experience, with a strong sense for the human and surprising embedded in stories. Her coverage memo for Quartz was among the best I’ve read.
Tripti was earlier a reporter for the Journal in New Delhi, writing about industrial disasters in Bangladesh and India’s struggle to combat violence against women. She was the founding editor of the Journal’s India Real Time blog. Before that she served as India correspondent for professional business publication BNA and reported for Agence France Presse. She was also a national and politics web producer for the New York Times, based in New York. She has a nonfiction book called Maid in India due out in April about the women from across the country who wind up in affluent homes as domestic workers.
Tripti has a master’s in journalism and Latin American studies from New York University and a bachelor’s in government from Smith College. She speaks Hindi, Italian, and Spanish. You can follow her @triptilahiri
Please join me in welcoming her.