About Me

Hey! I’m Omar Bilal Akhtar, a multi-media journalist currently studying at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

New York City is kicking my butt.

 In another life, I used to be a rock musician and a radio show host but these days, I’m a  storyteller.

I write articles, shoot pictures and video, record audio and I like trawling through large amounts of data because numbers are the new sexy.

Email me at omar.bilal.akhtar@gmail.com

Follow me on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/obakhtar

And do check out my portfolio, all comments are appreciated!


2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Mariam says:

    “In another life, I used to be a rock musician and a radio show host….”
    Well in that life I used to be something of a fan, that too from Lahore. I miss those A.D.P blog posts and those Manic Monday shows as well (despite the fact that I actually found your lack of regard for the general average Pakistani sense of morals quite irritating). No offense intended really. I hope you manage to get the best out of everything that you lay your hands on. Glad to see you again!

  2. […] assumed my students would go straight into the profession. (In fact, a former student became a rock musician before ending up at Fortune Magazine.) And if they did, I didn’t assume they’d stay in a single […]

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