Amrit Singh is a journalist, host, lawyer, storyteller, and documentarian. He is one of the founding anchors and the Senior Political Correspondent of the 24/7 news network Spectrum News 1, serving the greater Los Angeles and Southern California regions. At Spectrum News 1, Amrit appears in-studio every night as senior correspondent on the hour-long political show Inside The Issues, alongside longtime NPR journalist and All Things Considered host Alex Cohen, as well as the live evening news program Evening Beat. His work also takes him into the field every day, filming pieces and telling stories with the people whose lives embody the issues that characterize this community. For more, see Spectrum News 1’s site.
Before joining Spectrum, Amrit appeared on-air daily for five years as the Chief Political Correspondent, news anchor, and Music & Culture Editor of REVOLT TV. While there he hosted presidential Town Halls with the likes of Bernie Sanders, reported from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, and hosted the bipartisan political roundtable show Voices Of The Future. He's covered breaking news stories live in-studio and filed packages from the field in areas all over the country. He’s also hosted numerous Grammys red carpets and conducted lengthy interviews with everyone from William Weld to Rick Rubin.
Amrit's documentary work has focused on everything from immigrant culture and the evolution of music genres to the criminal justice system, mandatory minimum sentences, and recidivism, including hosting and producing DOSA HUNT, a film festival favorite called "sharply funny" by New York Magazine and profiled repeatedly by NPR, exploring the immigrant community's search for identity through the lens of music and a delicious South Indian crepe.
Before television, Amrit worked as an attorney, practicing corporate securities litigation at white shoe law firms and serving as Editor of Wisconsin's International Law Journal. His journalism career launched with the culture website Stereogum, where he served as Executive Editor for eight years, helping build the startup into a news source of international standing,
Amrit graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with concentrations in Political Science and Philosophy and earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's passionate about the law in action, meditation and mindfulness, and telling stories that bring humanity to government and society’s most pressing issues. Amrit was born in NYC to Punjabi parents, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, puppies, and baby girl.
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