I’m a journalist who really loves numbers. My job is Data Editor at Guardian US but I also draw and present numbers on film. 

I’ve written and presented TV shows for the BBC, National Geographic, Channel 4 and VICE and I’m one half of the team that created the Emmy-nominated video series Vagina Dispatches. When I can, I illustrate data too. The sketches I make were commended by the Royal Statistical Society and Information is Beautiful in 2016 and can be seen here. I teach courses and give speeches on data journalism too.

Before I joined The Guardian US, I moved to New York from London to write for Nate Silver’s site FiveThirtyEight. Back then, I had a regular segment on American National Public Radio called “The Number Of The Week”. And even longer ago, I started to write about statistics after analyzing large data sets at the Bank of England, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Transparency International and the International Organization for Migration.

The only thing you need to know about my personal life is that I love Peter Falk



For literary enquiries, please contact Emma Patersonemma@rcwlitagency.com

For speaking enquiries, please contact Trinity Ray: trinity@tuesdayagency.com

For anything else, you can email me at mona@monachalabi.com so long as you’re not just asking about testicle size because I’ve answered that already. 

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Photograph by Ashley Batz

Mona Chalabi

Illustration by me