Rummana is the criminal courts reporter and a metro editor at the Chicago Sun-Times. Previously, she did a stint on the newspaper's editorial board and continues to writes personal columns on occasion. Rummana also worked as a general assignment reporter and as an assistant to Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed.
Before coming to the Sun-Times, Rummana covered education and criminal courts for the Chicago Tribune and crime, education and City Hall for the now-defunct City News Bureau of Chicago. Rummana was named a Jefferson fellow by the Honolulu's East West Center and traveled to India and Pakistan as part of the program in 2006. Rummana is board member of the Chicago Headline Club--a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is also a member of the South Asian Journalist Association and the Chicago chapter of Asian-American Journalists Association for which she once served co-president. She is fluent in Hindi and Urdu.