About

I’m a journalist who really loves numbers. I translate spreadsheets into all kinds of things…

  • Illustrations: These data drawings depict everything from immigrant detention to balding patterns. They’ve been commended by the Royal Statistical Society and exhibited by the Design Museum.
  • Writing: I’m the Data Editor at Large at The Guardian and used to have a column at New York Magazine.
  • Radio: I executive produced and hosted Strange Bird and before that, I had a regular slot on US National Public Radio. 
  • Film: I’m one half of the team that created the Emmy-nominated video series Vagina Dispatches. And my TV work has included Netflix (The Fix), the BBC (Is Britain Racist?), National Geographic (Star Talk) as well as Channel 4 and VICE.

I didn’t start out in journalism though. My first roles were all about analyzing large data sets at the Bank of England, then Transparency International and the International Organization for Migration.

I’m based in New York. The only thing you need to know about my personal life is that I love Peter Falk