Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine. She has spent the last four years investigating the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy.She has written extensively about school resegregation across the country and the disarray of hundreds of school desegregation orders. She has also chronicled the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act and wrote one of the most widely read analyses of the racial implications of the controversial Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action Supreme Court case.
Nikole was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and was also named to The Root 100. Her reporting has won several national awards, including the George Polk Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service, and the Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting, and was a finalist for the National Magazine Award.
Before joining The New York Times, her reporting was also featured in ProPublica, The Atlantic Magazine, Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, The Week Magazine, Grist, Politico Magazine and on Face the Nation, This American Life, NPR, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, MSNBC, C-SPAN, Democracy Now and radio stations across the country.