Anisa at her home
Anisa Mehdi specializes in reporting on religion and the arts. She is reporting on the new generation of Muslims in the United States for "Living Islam." Ms. Mehdi was executive producer for the PBS Frontline documentary "Muslims", which premiered on May 9, 2002. ("Muslims" is scheduled for re-broadcast on PBS stations nationwide on December 19, 2002.) She was producer/writer for a four part series on Muslim views on faith and non-Muslim cultures for ABC News' "Nightline". Ms. Mehdi produced award-winning coverage of the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, for PBS's "Religion and Ethnics News Weekly", and has many awards marking her 12 years as arts correspondent for the New Jersey Network News (PBS). She began her career as a news writer for WBZ-TV in Boston and later worked as an associate producer for CBS News in New York.
Anisa Mehdi has an M.S. from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and a B.A. from Wellesley College. She is an avid flautist who serves on the advisory board for the World Festival at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and is a board member of Music for All Seasons, a charity bringing professional performance to the infirm, the aging and the imprisoned.