Aneri Pattani

2019-2020 Carter Center Mental Health Journalism Fellow Aneri Pattani
United States

Investigative Reporter, Spotlight PA


Aneri Pattani is a national health correspondent for Kaiser Health News where she covers mental health and substance use. She was previously an investigative reporter with Spotlight PA, a statewide collaboration focused on holding power accountable across Pennsylvania. She has also covered covered mental health, suicide, and health disparities at The Philadelphia Inquirer. While there, she helped launch a biweekly solutions-oriented series aimed at engaging diverse communities . In the past, she has uncovered New York City’s failure to protect children from lead poisoning as a reporter at WNYC and exposed the abuses of Florida’s disability services system as a producer on the podcast Aftereffect. She has also been a James Reston reporting fellow at The New York Times and reported from Liberia with columnist Nicholas Kristof. Pattani’s articles, on topics ranging from politics to crime to business, have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Texas Tribune, CNBC, and The Hartford Courant. Originally from Connecticut, she graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in May 2017. Pattani loves to travel, cook, and practice Indian classical dance. ​Her fellowship stories include:



College students forced to take mental health leaves of absence.