National Geographic Adds Nancy San Martín and Bijal Trivedi to Editorial Team

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2021)—National Geographic is growing its editorial team with the hiring of Deputy Managing Editor of History and Culture Nancy San Martín and Senior Science Editor Bijal Trivedi.

San Martín was most recently managing editor at El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-language sister paper of the Miami Herald, where she oversaw journalism and digital growth, following stints at the Herald as visuals editor, Americas team editor, interactive editor and an award-winning Latin America correspondent. She previously worked at the [Ft. Lauderdale] Sun-Sentinel and the Dallas Morning News. At National Geographic, San Martín will bring more than 30 years of experience to help lead the History and Culture desk, drawing on her extensive background reporting on and editing stories about people and cultures around the world.

Trivedi most recently served as a science and technology editor at The Conversation. Over the course of her more-than-two-decade career, Trivedi has written and edited award-winning stories about human health, biology and cutting-edge biomedical research for outlets including Scientific American, Science, Nature, WIRED, The Economist and The Boston Globe, as well as an acclaimed book. In her new role on the Science desk, Trivedi will lead National Geographic’s COVID-19 coverage, creating original reporting and enterprising stories that illuminate the science behind the disease, provide a deeper understanding of available vaccines and treatments, and highlight the human toll of pandemics and other biomedical and scientific crises on diverse communities.

Regarding their appointments, National Geographic’s Editorial Director and Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg said, “We are thrilled to welcome Nancy and Bijal. Their wealth of experience and accomplishments in their respective fields will make them key additions to the National Geographic editorial team.”

The hires of San Martín and Trivedi support National Geographic’s mission to inspire, inform and tell stories that matter. Through purpose-driven content and extraordinary storytelling, National Geographic reaches a global audience of millions of people every month.


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