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Nikhita Venugopal

Reporter/Producer @nkvenugopal nvenugopal@dnainfo.com

Nikhita Venugopal is a Reporter/Producer covering Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens.

Nikhita joined DNAinfo.com New York after she moved to the city from Bangalore, India, to attend Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

In the past, she’s written about music therapy for children with autism, the impact of cyber-bullying on New York City students and an Indian university who attempted to ban Muslim women from wearing burqas.

After spending the summer as an intern at DNAinfo.com New York, she moved to Washington D.C., to work at Education Week, a newspaper that covers national education news.

Nikhita’s work has appeared in The Atlantic online, Education Week and MetroFocus, among others.

Fun Fact: Nikhita was officially named at a pub in Fort William, Scotland, when she was just a few weeks old. Her grandfather took her to the pub’s stage and announced it to everyone.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

April 24, 2015

Crane Fatally Crushes Construction Company Owner at Midtown Site: Officials

Trevor Loftus, owner of a masonry construction company was killed about 11:44 a.m., officials said. 

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

April 22, 2015

Car Backs into Upper East Side Bank and Shatters Storefront, Officials Say

A car backed into the storefront of a TD Bank on the Upper East Side, officials said.

Harlem »

April 22, 2015

VIDEO: Police Searching for Gunman Who Opened Fire in Harlem, Hitting Bus

The suspect shot one man and an MTA bus at East 104th Street near Madison Avenue, police said. 

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

April 22, 2015

Coyote Evades Capture by Police in Riverside Park

The coyote was spotted in the Upper West Side early Wednesday morning. 

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

April 21, 2015

Planet Fitness Plans New Brooklyn Location, Red Hook Lobster Pound Reopens

The fitness chain is slated to open at 239 Atlantic Ave., a company rep said. 

East New York & Brownsville »

April 21, 2015

SUV Driver Flees After Fatally Hitting Woman in East New York, Police Say

Sidney Ramsarup, 35, died from injuries after she was hit early Tuesday morning.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 21, 2015

PHOTO: Comedian Trevor Noah Spots Tiny Ponies on New York City Street

Noah tweeted a perplexed selfie standing in front of two ponies Tuesday morning.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 21, 2015

VIDEO: Jon Stewart Announces Final Date as 'Daily Show' Host

Stewart will leave the show in August, he said Monday night.