Tulsi Kamath is a consultant for Lookout Santa Cruz and former Managing Editor and came to Lookout with several years of experience in serving communities with in-depth local journalism. She cut her teeth in Anchorage, Alaska, covering everything from wildfires and earthquakes to domestic violence trends in the state and an active serial killer. She started working at the Houston Chronicle in 2017 and was a member of the Pulitzer finalist team for coverage of Hurricane Harvey. In 2019, she received a grant to cover immigration issues faced by South Asian women in Texas. With the help of that grant, she published a 12-part series profiling local women impacted by restrictive U.S. immigration laws.
At Houston’s KPRC, Tulsi has helped shape coverage that focused on serving the hardest-hit communities during the coronavirus pandemic, police brutality protests and the digital divide in schools.
She is fluent in four languages, including Hindi, Marathi and Konkani.
Having worked in multiple cities in the U.S., Tulsi has learned the importance of good local journalism in order for a community to thrive.
”The exciting thing about Lookout is the chance to serve a community that doesn’t have many high-quality, trustworthy sources of local news,” she says. “The team that Ken has assembled brings diverse perspectives, a wide range of expertise and a hunger to seek out the truth for the Santa Cruz community.”