The New York Times has promoted Nikita Stewart to the post of assistant editor on Metro, a management position where she will play a key role in driving The Times’ coverage of the city.
Stewart has been with The Times for 6 years now. She is a talented, experienced and creative reporter who has proved a dominant force at the company, first in the City Hall bureau and most recently on the social services beat, where she has done exemplary work highlighting the growing problem of income inequality in the city, including escalating homelessness.
She has also proved herself in visual storytelling, producing pieces like “1.5 Million People Can’t Afford Food. Pantries Are Their Lifeline.”
She was also part of the 1619 Project, and has authored the book “Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World.”
She was also just recently honored with the Ida B. Wells Award for “Exceptional Coverage of Communities of Color.”
Previously, Stewart was with The Washington Post for more than 9 years. Before that, she was a reporter for The Star-Ledger in Newark.