Rupa Shenoy is creator and host of the PRI podcast Otherhood, based in the newsroom of PRI's nationally syndicated radio program The World. Focused on the dynamics arising as the U.S. becomes a majority-multicultural country, the podcast is part personal narrative, part old-school reporting, and part sound-rich storytelling. Otherhood is also an integral part of The World, with Rupa often appearing on the show.
Ms. Shenoy was previously a daily and investigative reporter for Boston Public Radio, and, before that, Minnesota Public Radio. She worked at The Associated Press’ Chicago bureau, covering national events like Barack Obama's presidential election and the arrest of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Ms. Shenoy also reported for the largest suburban Chicago daily newspaper, The Daily Herald, where her year-long investigation of high cancer rates in a minority neighborhood lead to a federal cleanup of a nearby Superfund site. She started her career at the race-and-poverty-focused investigative magazine The Chicago Reporter. She has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School, and taught journalism at the University of Minnesota.