Broadcast Journalist | BBC
Dhruti Shah is an award-winning journalist specialising in verification, user generated content, investigative reporting and creative storytelling through social media. Currently a producer at the BBC World Service radio programme Newshour, she has worked across much of the BBC including its news website, flagship investigations programme Panorama, the Natural History Unit and the User Generated Content Hub. She has a track record of finding off-beat stories on a wide range of issues. She is often asked to take part on global panels on digital storytelling, ethics, and vicarious trauma. She was selected by the Dart Centre, a project of Columbia University’s Journalism School, to receive a 2015/2016 Ochberg Fellowship focusing on trauma reporting. She is also a member of the Women of Future network and the Clore Cultural Leadership network. She is on the BBC Director General’s Emerging Leadership scheme for diverse talent. She is a member of the BBC’s Global Women in News network, taking a lead role when it comes to social media and empowering other female journalists. She also volunteers for the journalism charity The John Schofield Trust and helped set up a buddy network, in the name of her late mentor Claire Prosser, for new journalists at the BBC. She is also a carer.