Mona Chalabi is a data journalist and presenter. She is the Data Editor of The Guardian US and a columnist at New York Magazine where she writes a regular advice column called “Dear Mona” which answers readers’ questions about anything from jury service to dating habits using numbers rather than personal experience. Mona presented a documentary for BBC3 about racism in Britain, which aired in October 2015. She is currently writing and presenting TV shows for National Geographic and VICE. 

In 2016, Mona’s data sketches were commended by the Royal Statistical Society. The drawings, which are designed to make numbers more relatable, can be viewed on her Instagram account. 

Before joining The Guardian US, Mona moved to New York to write for Nate Silver’s site FiveThirtyEight where she also presented a regular segment on American National Public Radio called “The Number Of The Week”. She began to write about statistics after analyzing large data sets in her roles at the Bank of England, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Transparency International and the International Organization for Migration.

Email: mona@monachalabi.com

Photo by Kathryn Wirsing

Photo by Kathryn Wirsing