Sumitra DebRoy is a health journalist with more than 17 years of experience across India’s leading newspapers. She is currently senior assistant editor with the Times of India, where she has extensively covered the COVID-19 pandemic and highlighted the unprecedented challenges faced by the health systems in Mumbai and the Maharashtra state. Prior to this DebRoy worked as a special correspondent for Daily News and Analysis (DNA); she started out as a journalist for the Hindustan Times. DebRoy co-authored a book titled “Mumbai Fights Back” that chronicles the city’s battle with COVID-19. In 2014 she won the REACH Media Award for her story on high incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among children in Mumbai, and she has participated in fellowships with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), UNICEF, the International Reporting Project, and the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN). She holds a postgraduate degree in journalism from the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai and a bachelor’s in political science from Lady Brabourne College, Calcutta University. When not chasing deadlines, she likes to cook and watch war movies and spy thrillers.