Karen Rebelo works as an investigative reporter, fact-checker and a copy-editor at BOOM. Her specialization includes spotting and debunking fake images and viral fake videos. Karen is a former Reuters wires journalist and has covered the resources sector in the UK and the Indian stock market and private equity sector. She cut her teeth as a prime-time television producer doing business news shows.
Anmol Alphonso is a fact-checker with BOOM. He has previously interned at IndiaSpend as a fact-checker and was a reporting intern at Times of India, Indian Express, and Mid-Day. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in journalism from St Paul's Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.
Archis is a fact-checker and reporter at BOOM. He has previously worked as a journalist for broadsheet newspapers and in communications for a social start-up incubator. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris and a Master's in Media and Political Communication from the University of Amsterdam.
Mohammed Salman is a fact-checker at BOOM. He specialises in spotting and debunking mis/disinformation. He has studied journalism from IIMC, Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia. When not at work, you can find him discussing contemporary issues, politics, sports and cinema at the chai tapri near you.
Mohammed Kudrati is a post-graduate in economics from the University of Mumbai, and enjoys working at the junction of data and policy. His specialisations include data analysis and political economy and he previously catered to the computational data analytical requirements of US-based pharmaceutical clients.
After an almost decade-long career as a photojournalist, Ritika returned to the fold as a journalist and is now a legal reporter. A true Mumbaiite, she did her graduation from Jai Hind College and Masters from University of Westminster, London. Through her writing, Ritika hopes to simplify the judiciary and all it entails. If not cooped up at home reading or bingeing on TV shows/movies, she is probably traveling or trying out new restaurants.
Sachin Baghel is a fact checker with BOOM. Sachin has a post graduate degree in Political Science from University of Delhi & PG Diploma in Journalism from IIMC, New Delhi. Sachin has previously worked with Prasar Bharti and Jansatta, also has a sharp eye for political, economic disparity, communal & social justice related happenings in India and around the world.
Shachi Sutaria is a fact-checker at BOOM. She has previously worked as a health research analyst at AMS Consulting, Lucknow for various national and international clients. She is a post- graduate in Public Health- Health administration from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
Swasti Chatterjee is a fact-checker and the Deputy News Editor of Boom's Bangla team. She has worked in the mainstream media, in the capacity of a reporter and copy editor with The Times of India, The Indian Express and NDTV.com and is now working as a digital detective, debunking fake news.