Rising Up with Sonali is an all-women run radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience.
Sonali Kolhatkar is the host and creator of Rising Up with Sonali. She has won numerous awards including Best TV Anchor from the LA Press Club, and was nominated as Best Radio Anchor four years in a row. She is a weekly columnist for Truthdig.com, and an op-ed writer for teleSUR English. She is the author of Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence, and the co-Director of the non-profit group, Afghan Women’s Mission. She has a Masters in Astronomy from the University of Hawaii, and two undergraduate degrees in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin. Originally from India and born and raised in the United Arab Emirates, she is also an artist and chef.