Nikole Hannah-Jones Bio, Age, Height, Career, Husband, Net Worth
Nikole Hannah-Jones Biography
Nikole Hannah-Jones is an American award-winning investigative journalist best known for her coverage of Civil Rights in the United States. She is the inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at the Howard University school of communication. Nikole joined The New York Times in April 2015 as a Staff Writer.
Nikole Hannah-Jones Age
Hannah-Jones was born on April 9, 1976, in Waterloo, Iowa. She is 45 years old as of 2021.
Nikole Hannah-Jones Height
Hannah-jones stands at an average height and is of moderate weight. There is no further information about her body measurements.
Nikole Hannah-Jones Family
Hannah-Jones was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa. Her father is Milton Hannah, an African-American, and her mother Cheryl A. Novotny is white and of Czech and English descent. Hannah was raised alongside her two sisters. Her father Milton Hannah, at the age of two, left Greenwood, Mississippi, and headed north by train to Iowa alongside his mother and older brother.
Nikole Hannah-Jones Education
Nikole attended Waterloo West High School. While in high school, she wrote for the school’s newspaper. After graduating from high school in 1994, she enrolled at the University of Notre Dame.
She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in history and African-American Studies in 1998. Nikole later joined the University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media. She graduated in 2003 with a master’s degree.
Nikole Hannah-Jones Howard University
In 2021, Hannah accepted a tenured position at Howard University after rejecting a position at the University of North Carolina. She is the inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism.
Along with her is $20 million that’s supposed to support her work financially. The money was donated by Knight Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and an anonymous donor. They donated $5 million each.
Nikole Hannah-Jones Career
Hannah-Jones began her career in 2003 working for the Raleigh News & Observer. After three years, she moved to Portland, Oregon as a writer for The Oregonian. In 2007, Nikole wrote about the Watts riots’ impacts on the community in honor of its 40th anniversary.
For a year, from 2008-2009, Nikole traveled to Cuba to study universal healthcare and Cuba’s educational system under Raul Castro through a fellowship awarded by the institute. She joined a non-profit organization called ProPublica located in New York City in 2011.
Nikole joined The New York Times as a staff reporter. During her time here, she has written on a wide range of topics including, racial segregation, desegregation and resegregation in American schools, and housing discrimination. She was the 2017 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation fellowship.
Nikole Hannah-Jones Husband
Hannah-Jones is a happily married woman. She is married to her husband Faraji Hannah-Jones. Together they have one daughter. The family resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Nikole Hannah-Jones 1619 Project
On August 14, 2019, Nikole launched the 1619 project. She launched this project to re-examine the legacy of slavery in the United States. The project featured multiple essays from several staff writers including Princeton historian Kevin M. Kruse and Harvard-trained lawyer Bryan Stevenson.
The project included poems, short fiction, and a photo essay. In 2020, Nikole won a Pulitzer Prize for her work on the project. In addition, her project was named one of the 10 greatest works of journalism in the decade from 2010 to 2019 by New York University’s Arthur L. Carter.
Nikole Hannah-Jones Net Worth
Hannah-Jones has an estimated net worth of $3 million. She has gained her net worth from her career as an investigative journalist.