Nikhil Swaminathan is the CEO of Grist. Previously, he led the newsroom for five years. Prior to that, he was a digital producer for “Fault Lines,” a current affairs documentary film program that airs on Al Jazeera America and Al Jazeera English. Prior to that, he was a senior editor at Archaeology magazine and a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. He was also a reporter at Scientific American and an associate editor at SEED magazine. His work has appeared in both of those publications, as well as Newsweek, Mother Jones, The New York Post, The Village Voice, Scientific American Mind, Psychology Today and GOOD. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.


3 thoughts on “About”

  1. Dear Sir,
    I read your articles in Scientific America. Actually, I am so interested in your articles. I wish you all the best.


  2. I really appreciate your insights and your ability to be fun and professional. Thank You for putting words on paper for the many of us who do not know how! And Thank you for your passion it is inspiring…

  3. I was thinking about you today because I am talking to students about the career puzzle and I will never forget your asking me, the first week of Comm 260 at Cornell, about journalism. Looks like you have built a fine career and life. Cornell laid me off in 2006, cutting my courses. I have worked for a newspaper, got to do some cool stories and a lot of ordinary ones. Now I teach at SUNY Cortland, sub in high schools and work on a YA novel. Very glad for you.

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Journalist. Husband of a journalist. Dad to two. ATL-bred. Back in town after stops in Brooklyn and Oakland.

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