Ariam Alula Frezghi

Ariam Frezghi
Title: Fact Checker
Education: Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Expertise: Community Engagement Reporting, Audience Research and Strategy, Reporting
  • Reviews articles at The Balance by fact-checking for accuracy and adding inline citations
  • Reporter with a passion for serving underserved communities
  • Researched and wrote two mini-case studies at the Institute for Nonprofit News about INN member-newsrooms that successfully implemented diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in their staff and coverage
  •  Managed eight editorial partnerships at Coda Media for investigative nonprofit news sites averaging 200,000 monthly visitors, measured and tracked the impact of investigations, and produced three 20-page grant reports for U.S. and European funders


Ariam Frezghi is a published writer and trained reporter with an unconventional journalism background. Her experience includes working for the Institute for Nonprofit News, Coda Media, and the Democracy Fund. Ariam is most passionate about serving the needs of communities historically excluded from traditional media. She is a bridge-builder and brings a high level of focus and consciousness to every project.

As a fact checker for The Balance, Ariam spends hours each day ensuring that articles are updated and all facts are verified by credible sources.


Ariam received a Master's in Social Journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

About The Balance

The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.