Writer | Reporter | Host
Nikitta Foston is a storyteller and on-air personality, covering the players, play makers and the stories behind them.
She is the host of Pivotal Moment, a podcast that goes behind the scenes to talk with notables in news, sports and entertainment about the moment that took them from where they were - to where they wanted to be.
She is currently a sports medicine and health writer for the American Osteopathic Association where she cultivates human interest narratives around osteopathic medicine and physicians.
Her most recent sports-related piece covered former NFL coach, Lovie Smith for ESPN's The Undefeated. Her most recent entertainment feature profiled #1 Billboard artist, Christian rapper, NF.
Foston holds contributor posts at Thomson Reuters, covering national news, business and lifestyles; and at Blackdoctor.org, covering health and athletics. She is a former journalism instructor for True Star magazine where she taught journalism to college-bound students and adults for quarterly publication. Prior to that, she covered news and entertainment for People magazine, and later served as a reporter for Medill News Service where she focused on human interest and sports-related content.
At Medill, her roles included host, features writer and producer. In addition to shooting and editing video, she wrote scripts and prepared packages for digital and broadcast platforms.
Foston launched her editorial career as a staff writer and columnist with Ebony magazine where she represented the magazine at national events, and provided commentary for radio and televison, including KISS FM-98.7 in support of her published work.
Over the course of her media career, Foston served as opener for ESPN's College GameDay panel discussion, talk show host for Medill Newsmakers, speechwriter for The Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association, writing contest judge for Johnson Publishing Company, and essayist for Tavis Smiley's, Keeping the Faith (Anchor).
With a penchant for lifestyles, she's written for Essence, Upscale, Blackvoices.com, Diversity MBA, Urban Influence, Honey, N'Digo and Chicago Sun-Times Media, among others. She has received accolades from scholars at Yale, Hampton and Harvard University for published works that reflect the emerging images of American culture.
Foston received her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and later attended Thurgood Marshall Law School in Houston. She earned her Master of Science degree in journalism from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where she was awarded the inaugural Marcus J. Lowes Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Sports Journalism.
Currently, she resides in the suburbs of Chicago.