Washington Post hires Tiku as tech culture reporter
Washington Post business editor David Cho, deputy business editor Zachary Goldfarb, and technology editor Christina Passariello sent out the following announcement on Friday:
We are thrilled to announce that Nitasha Tiku will be The Washington Post’s new tech culture reporter.
Nitasha will help readers understand Silicon Valley by writing about the people who lead and shape its culture as well as those who are affected by the wealth, power and practices of tech titans.
At The Post, she will build on her decade of experience covering technology from San Francisco and New York. For the past two years, Nitasha has been a senior writer for WIRED, where she recently wrote a magazine cover story about turmoil inside Google during the Trump administration based on interviews with dozens of current and former employees. Before WIRED, Nitasha was a staff writer and reporter at BuzzFeed News, The Verge, Valleywag, NYmag.com, The New York Observer and Inc.
She has written about Mark Zuckerberg’s cross-country campaign tour, the intermittent fasting popular among male tech workers, the undemocratic nature of tech philanthropy and a church trying to market religion to software engineers. Her strong track record of writing about marginalized employees, aspiring entrepreneurs, leading executives and tech critics has given her a deep understanding of how Silicon Valley thinks and operates.
Nitasha earned a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and studied English and Comparative Literature as an undergrad at Columbia University. She moved from Brooklyn to the Bay Area five years ago.
She will start on Sept. 16 in D.C., before returning to San Francisco. Please join us in welcoming her to The Post.