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USA Today hires Ramaswamy as housing and economy reporter

March 15, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy

USA Today has hired Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy as its national housing and economy reporter.

She will cover real estate, personal finance and wealth disparities, with a primary focus on home ownership.

Ramaswamy, who starts her new position on April 5, is currently an enterprise writer for The Journal News/lohud.com, part of the USA Today Network. Swapna joined The Journal News in 2006 and has been a municipal reporter, an education reporter, a member of the editorial board and currently specializes in stories about women and power.

She was part of the USA Today team that won the 2020 Award for Outstanding Media Coverage of Family Issues from the Council on Contemporary Families for their piece, “America’s parents want paid family leave and affordable childcare. Why can’t they get it?”

She holds two master’s degrees, one in sociology from the University of Bombay, and another in journalism from New York University.

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