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.