Nikhil Swaminathan, Executive Editor, Grist

Nikhil SwaminathanNikhil Swaminathan joined Grist in 2017 as senior environmental justice editor, and has led Grist’s distributed newsroom for the past three-and-a-half years. Under his leadership, Grist and its journalists have garnered numerous accolades, including the newsroom winning awards for General Excellence from the Online News Association and the top Overall Consumer Website from FOLIO. Prior to joining Grist, Nikhil held editorial roles at Scientific American, Al Jazeera America, GOOD, and Archaeology Magazine. He was an inaugural Ida B. Wells Fellow at Type Investigations, where he worked on an award-winning investigation into shady labor practices involving foreign technology workers.