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Michelle Garcia

NBC News
Editorial Director, NBC BLK
New York New York
Michelle Garcia is the editor of NBC BLK, a vertical for NBC News focused on Black America. She is a story editor for the Peabody-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist podcast, Southlake. Over the last decade Michelle has covered major social movements across the U.S. including the fight for marriage equality, reproductive rights, the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” #MeToo, and Black Lives Matter movement, to name a few. She was named to Folio’s list of 20 in their 20s, won a GLAAD Media Award with her staff about the advancement of the HIV treatment drug Truvada, was honored by NLGJA for multimedia reporting, taught at CUNY Graduate School Journalism, and has coached several writers along the way. Previously, Michelle was an editor at Vice, Out, Vox, Mic, and The Advocate.