Madhusmita “Madhu” Bora (she/her) is WHYY News’ managing editor of suburban coverage and an Assamese American journalist, teacher, writer, filmmaker and award-winning dancer. Madhu has previously worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Indianapolis Star, Tampa Bay Times, and Press of Atlantic City. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Quartz, WURD Radio, All India Radio and SAGE Business Researcher. Madhu is an international classroom speaker at The Penn Museum and an adjunct professor at Lincoln University.
A native practitioner of Sattriya, Madhu founded Sattriya Dance Company in 2009 to raise awareness for the deeply layered 500-year-old spiritual movement and music tradition indigenous to the land of Kamarupa, now known as the Indian state of Assam. She lives in Erdenheim with her partner and teen son.