Nikole Hannah-Jones

Investigative Reporter
New York Times Magazine

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter who covers civil rights and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. In 2016, she helped found the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a news trade organization dedicated to increasing the ranks of investigative reporters of color. She is also writing a book on school segregation called, "The Problem We All Live With," on the One World imprint of Penguin/Random House.

Nikole got hooked on journalism when she joined her high school newspaper and began writing about students like her, who were bused across town as part of a voluntary school desegregation program.

Prior to joining The Times, Nikole worked as an investigative reporter at ProPublica in New York City, where she spent three years chronicling the way official policy created and maintains segregation in housing and schools.

Nikole is a native Iowan, a child produced by the hopes of both the Great Migration and those who migrated

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