Talal started his career in 2008 as an Intern Reporter at Indian Express. In 2009, he served as a Reporter at Los Angeles Daily News. In 2011-2012, Talal was a Consultant at Mercy Corps and later a Reporter at Mission Local, Inc. In 2013, he was a Production Intern of "America Tonight" at Al Jazeera America. In 2013-2014, Talal served as an Assistant editor of Investigative Reporting Program/FRONTLINE’s documentary, "Bigger Than Vegas," exploring the nefarious side of Macau and the federal investigations of gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson’s Casino empire.
In 2014-2015, Talal was an Editorial Intern at The Nation, dealing with fact checking, researching for foreign policy reports and assisting with the art department for photography research for the print magazine. Since 2014 and until now he is a Reporter at BuzzFeed.