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Swetha Kannan

Graphics and Data Journalist

Swetha Kannan is a graphics and data journalist at the Los Angeles Times. In 2020 she was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in explanatory reporting alongside colleagues Rosanna Xia and Terry Castleman for a two-part series examining the difficult situation California faces in preserving its coastlines amid rising sea levels. She specializes in animation technology and is always looking to apply her skills in new and engaging ways. Kannan graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in fine arts and minors in animation and game design. She grew up in New Jersey and gladly escaped the cold weather to settle in Los Angeles.

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