Mythili Rao, Associate Producer
Mythili Rao is an associate producer at The Takeaway. Since joining the show, she has has worked a news writer, day-side and live show producer, day and evening manager and web-editor.
At The Takeaway, Mythili works to bring unique voices and perspectives to the day's major national, international and economic stories -- from a barbecue restaurant owner who hobnobs with North Korean leaders to an ordinary college graduate saddled with debt or even a former arms-runner. She has produced a series of pieces utilizing listener-driven content, including stories about rejection, beauty, death, regret, and nostalgia. She also produced The Takeaway’s crowd-sourced 2013 inaugural poem. At the 2012 Miami Book Fair International, she produced a set of author round-tables about love and death.
She is a contributing writer for The Daily Beast/Newsweek, where she regularly reviews books for the site's “Hot Reads” feature. Her reporting, essays and book reviews have also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, The Nation, The Millions, and other publications.
Mythili majored in English and Political & Social Thought at the University of Virginia and holds a Master's degree in English & American Literature from NYU.