Creative contributor, conversation catalyst
Nia Ngina Meeks is an award-winning journalist, educator, political analyst, and strategist. A Philadelphia native, she has worked and traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad, providing her with a trove of contacts across a spectrum of media and other industries. Her love of story combines with a natural curiosity and keen desire to understand the complexities of humanity and its condition.
Her writings have appeared in publications across the nation, including the York (Pa.) Daily Record, The (Norfolk, Va.) Virginian-Pilot, the Detroit Free Press, The Dallas Morning News and BlackAmericaWeb.com, among other outlets. She regularly contributes to the public discourse as a news and political analyst on a diverse array of outlets, including as a regular panelist on Inside Story, the top-rated weekly public affairs television program in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth-largest media market.
Her skills have earned her distinction, from the worlds of journalism and education. The deeper call to serve led her to positions with entities such as the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations and the YMCA of Greater Brandywine. Civic groups and organizers seeking deeper insights on events and the news frequently tap her expertise.
Long a supporter of both community and the arts, she has served as a trustee of the Union Benevolent Association and remains active on various volunteer arts and education organizations across Philadelphia, including Art Sanctuary and the Philadelphia Museum of Art..
A proud summa cum laude graduate of Florida A&M University, Nia also has studied large-scale reform at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University and participated in executive leadership programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. When she’s not writing, learning from others, supporting community activities, cooking or gardening, you'll find her roaming the globe or social media, exchanging and exploring ideas.