Nishat Kurwa is the executive producer of audio at Vox Media, where she leads podcast programming and development across the company’s house of editorial brands.
Nishat spent more than a decade of her career at the Peabody Award-winning independent production company Youth Radio (NPR’s Youth Desk). As Youth Radio’s senior producer, she worked with reporters on in-depth stories and series, and helped launch an initiative to bring a greater diversity of voices to public media. She led the team that launched the music podcast hub AllDayPlay.fm. At APM’s Marketplace, Nishat led the digital publishing team.
She’s a mentor for the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s Radio Residency and publishes the women of color-centered newsletter Talk Story.