Avni Patel
Avni Patel

Avni Patel

Director of Content, The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth


Avni leads efforts to build content and engagement across the Center’s media channels. She is an award-winning investigative journalist and producer with experience working for NBC News and ABC News. At the networks, she led editorial teams to produce major multimedia projects, and wrote and reported in-depth business, consumer and political stories for their digital and broadcast platforms. Her reporting has been also been honored with two national Emmy awards, a duPont-Columbia award, Peabody award, and an Edward R. Murrow award. She was also named a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists in 2011. Avni received a B.A. from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Recent Posts

MasterCard releases new insights on economic impacts of tourism in Colombia Bogota, Medellin, Cali and Cartagena are the cities with the most foreign tourist spending.  Bogota, June 2016 – Against the backdrop of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Medellin, MasterCard released a new analysis of foreign tourist spending in Colombia based on research …
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