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Nisha Chittal

Manager of Social Media & Community

Nisha Chittal is a journalist and social media strategist who is Manager of Social Media & Community at MSNBC. In this role, she manages the social media team and supervises day-to-day social media operations with the goal of driving MSNBC's traffic, audience growth, and audience engagement. She also writes about social media and digital trends for MSNBC.com and appears on air at MSNBC analyzing social media news, trends, and the role of social in the 2016 elections.


Nisha is a longtime digital strategist with more than 7 years of experience in digital strategy. Prior to MSNBC, she previously led social media strategy at Travel Channel in Washington, D.C., and also previously worked at digital agency MXM Social, advising a variety of brands on audience growth and engagement. She was named to Forbes Magazine's “30 Under 30” in Media in January 2016.


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 B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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