Nisha Chittal is a journalist, editor, and content strategist with nearly a decade of experience driving growth strategies for publishers and media companies. She has a deep understanding of what makes good content that people want to read, watch, and share. In January 2016, she was named to Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30" in Media.
She is currently the Director of Audience Development at Tasting Table, where she oversees multi-platform editorial and growth strategy, including social content creation and programming, newsletter distribution, publisher partnerships, influencer marketing, and paid social marketing campaigns.
Nisha has written about women's issues, media, politics, and technology for a variety of publications, including Elle Magazine, Jezebel, Poynter, Ms Magazine, The American Prospect, and others. She has had essays published in three anthologies, including the Amazon Kindle Serial "The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women."
Prior to Tasting Table, Nisha worked in audience engagement strategy at MSNBC & NBC News, where she led social content creation and distribution strategy for the 2016 election, launched MSNBC's presence on Snapchat, and drove experimentation with emerging platforms, including Instagram Stories and messaging apps.
As a writer for NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com, she reported on digital and social media trends during the 2016 election, and appeared on-air on MSNBC TV and in digital original videos to discuss feminism, women's issues, and social media. In 2015, she frequently hosted "Code Forward," a digital show on MSNBC.com about trends in technology.
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.
She holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.