Nishat Kurwa moved to Los Angeles in 2015 to join the Marketplace team as the senior digital producer. In this role, she is responsible for Marketplace's expansion of digital products and drives future strategy for Marketplace.org, apps, podcasts, and social media channels.
Kurwa came to Marketplace from Peabody Award-winning Youth Radio, where she most recently served as director of digital strategy and Tech Desk editor. In that capacity, she led Youth Radio's online content syndication and was a co-developer of its digital platforms, including the music channel AllDayPlay.fm. Her radio reporting on technology, hip hop, and Bay Area innovators appeared both on NPR programs and Marketplace. She co-produced stories and series that were recognized with awards including an Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Audio Reporting, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the National Youth Program Award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Kurwa was also was also a weekend producer at San Francisco's CBS Radio affiliate, KCBS AM, and a contributor to The Aerogram and Pop Up Magazine.