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Nikhil Swaminathan

CEO, Grist

Nikhil Swaminathan is the CEO of Grist, since September 2022. He was previously Grist’s editor in chief and has been with the magazine since 2017. Swaminathan has established Grist as a leader in solutions-based climate reporting while helping position climate as a social justice issue. Grist transformed into a digital magazine under his watch, garnering honors including two Edward R. Murrow Awards, a General Excellence nomination at The National Magazine Awards, and three 2021 Online Journalism Awards. Previously, Swaminathan held editorial positions at Scientific American, Al Jazeera America, and Archaeology, among others; he started his journalism career at Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s alternative weekly. He was also in the inaugural class of Ida B. Wells fellows at Type Investigations. Swaminathan serves on the board of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

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