Nisha Chittal is a journalist and digital strategist with eight years of experience in building and managing engagement strategies for publishers, media companies, and brands. She currently is the Manager of Social Media & Community at NBC News & MSNBC, where she helps grow NBCNews.com traffic, video views, and audience engagement. She has a deep understanding of what makes good content that people want to read, watch, and share with their friends. In January 2016, she was named to Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Media.
In her time at MSNBC & NBC News, she launched MSNBC's presence on Snapchat and led the network's experimentation with emerging platforms including Kik, Line, and Instagram Stories, and trained anchors, producers, reporters, and correspondents on social media best practices. She has written about digital trends for NBCNews.com & MSNBC.com and appeared on TV and in web videos for MSNBC to talk social trends. She guest hosted "Code Forward," an online show on MSNBC.com about tech trends, in 2015.
Prior to NBC News, she led social media strategy at Travel Channel in Washington, DC, and prior to that, worked at digital agency MXM Social, helping brands like Kraft Foods and Coffee-mate launch their first social media accounts and dip their toes into the social world.
Nisha has also written about women's issues, politics, and technology for a variety of publications, including Elle Magazine, the Huffington Post, Poynter Online, Ms Magazine, The American Prospect, Jezebel, and others. She has also had essays published in three anthologies, including the Amazon Kindle Serial "The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women."
She holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @nishachittal, and on Snapchat as @nchittal.