I’m a journalist who really loves numbers. I write, I draw and I present numbers on film. 

I’ve written for 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. I executive produced and hosted Strange Bird, an audio experiment. 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

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

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Photograph by Ashley Batz

Mona Chalabi

Illustration by me