The Wall Street Journal has hired Talal Ansari to cover U.S. news.
Ansari has been at BuzzFeed since January 2015 as a national general assignment reporter with a daily beat focus on the Muslim American experience and proliferation of hate crimes in the U.S.
He previously worked as a fact checker at The Nation. He has also worked for Al Jazeera, the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP), The Nation, The Indian Express, The Los Angeles Daily News, and Mission Local in San Francisco.
Ansari holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree from Cal-Berkeley in journalism.