Meredith Bennett-Smith

  1. Adjunct Faculty

Meredith Bennett-Smith is the founder and editor of THINK, NBC News’ home for fresh opinion, sharp analysis and powerful essays.

Before NBC, she was at Quartz, where she began as an ideas editor, commissioning, editing, and writing commentary and feature pieces before becoming deputy editor of the geopolitics team, helping to shepherd Quartz’s global and domestic political reporting.

Meredith was also the identities editor at, where she spearheaded the site’s coverage of race, gender, and LGBT issues.

Despite graduating from Cornell University and New York University’s Journalism School, Meredith remains a proud Northern Californian at heart and passionate women’s soccer fan.