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Laya Neelakandan

Laya Neelakandan is a reporter for TODAY. She is currently studying journalism, sociology and music at Northwestern University. You can reach her on Twitter.

Laya Neelakandan is a reporter for TODAY. She is currently studying journalism, sociology and music at Northwestern University. You can reach her on Twitter.

Latest from Laya Neelakandan

Hoda and Jenna hysterically react to seeing their cutouts go on vacation

On TODAY, Hoda and Jenna showed photos "traveling" with a family on vacation — but instead of being there in person, it was life-size cutouts making the trek.

Angelica Ross becomes the first openly trans performer to lead ‘Chicago’

Angelica Ross will play Roxie Hart on Broaway in Chicago for eight weeks, the first openly trans actor in the role. Here are the dates of her performance.
5d ago

I've rarely felt comfortable with my culture. This summer, that changed

When my grandmothers came to visit the U.S. from India, we found connection through spicy sambar and crisp dosa.
7d ago

Beyoncé will change lyrics to a ‘Renaissance’ song following ableist criticism

Beyonce says she will remove and replace ableist slur from Renaissance song Heated after receiving the same criticism as Lizzo. Here's what to know about the backlash
10d ago

Instagram rolls back TikTok-style changes after mounting criticism

Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the app will be rolling back changes after receiving criticism from consumers.
10d ago

Trader Joe’s workers at Massachusetts store form chain’s first union

A Trader Joe's store in Hadley, Massachusetts, made history Thursday when it voted to unionize, making it the first unionized store across all of Trader Joe's stores.
11d ago

Olivia Rodrigo reunites with rumored ex Joshua Bassett at 'HSMTMTS' premiere

Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett seem to have moved past their apparent fallout and onto the red carpet together for the premiere of Season 3 of "HSMTMTS."
13d ago

Fans just want Instagram to go back to the way it was

Instagram users have recently seen changes to their feeds that look remarkably similar to another social media app.

Family Dollar recalls hundreds of over-the-counter products sold in 47 states

Family Dollar initiated a massive voluntary recall on July 21 of certain products that were stored incorrectly, according to an announcement by the FDA.
17d ago

Ryan Gosling shares the peculiar reason he agreed to play Ken in ‘Barbie’ movie

As it turns out, a love for denim jackets is not actually the reason actor Ryan Gosling agreed to play the character Ken in Greta Gerwig's "Barbie."
18d ago

Kate McKinnon breaks silence on ‘SNL’ exit: ‘My body was tired'

Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kate McKinnon revealed the reason she left the NBC show. The "SNL" star also opened up on what she plans to do next.