Parita Desai is a journalism and politics student at Ithaca College. This past summer she interned at CBS News in Washington DC where she assisted in reporting on the Paul Manafort trial while interning on CBS Evening News and Weekend News.

Her interests include foreign affairs, government, conflict, and resolution, especially in the Middle East/Arab World. 

In the fall semester of 2016, Parita interned at the CBS News London Bureau, working on CBS This Morning, Evening News and 60 Minutes. She helped to cover a range of stories including a London Underground tube explosion and royal news. In the Spring of 2018, she studied Arabic and Middle East Conflict, Diplomacy and Economics in Amman, Jordan. 

In Ithaca, Parita spends most of her time serving as a correspondent for 91.7 WICB-FM and as an anchor and correspondent for Newswatch and ICTV Reports.

She has won a New York State Broadcasters Award for her audio reporting on overreach by campus safety officers in mental health interventions. She has also been nominated for a College Broadcasters award for her reporting on labor rights issues on college campuses. 

You can see her resume here. 

You can contact her at paritadesai5@gmail.com