This chapter discusses the current practices as expressed by data storytellers, gives an overview of the tools that are in use, and details opportunities for research and design. Coinciding with advancements in Web-based visualization technology and the proliferation of mobile devices, there has been a rapid growth of novel visual data stories on the Web as well as in other formats such as infographics and data videos. The chapter describes a methodology for eliciting and analyzing feedback from these professionals, and discusses major insights gained from our qualitative analysis. With the diverse activities comprising the process of creating a visual data story, there are also various roles and skill sets distributed among the coauthors such as artists, designers, and developers. Companies and institutes often have de facto standards for preferred tools, and for instance, a local data base management system (DBMS) or content management system (CMS) can impose considerable constraints on the production of a data story.