Nikole Hannah-Jones is a domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice. Previous to The Times, Ms. Hannah-Jones worked at ProPublica from 2011-5, The Oregonian from 2006-11 and The News & Observer from 2003-6.
Throughout her career, Ms. Hannah-Jones has been awarded the Polk Award; Emerson College President’s Award for Civic Leadership; Sigma Delta Chi Public Service Award; Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting; Online Journalist Awards for feature and for explanatory reporting; Sidney Award; Silurians Excellence in Journalism Award; Gannett Foundation Innovation in Watchdog Journalism Award; C.B Blethen Memorial Award for Distinguished Reporting in the Northwest; Tobenkin Award; National Education Award; Deadline Club Award; was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists; was a National Magazine Award finalist; and was named to The Root 100 in 2015.
Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Ms. Hannah-Jones received a bachelor’s degree in history and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ms. Hannah-Jones lives in Brooklyn with her husband and very sassy daughter.