Juleyka Lantigua-Williams Will Lead NPR’s Code Switch

She's coming over from The Atlantic.

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams is joining NPR as senior supervising producer and editor for Code Switch, the NPR blog and podcast that explores stories and issues around race and identity.

Lantigua-Williams, who starts Jan. 23, will be coming over from The Atlantic, where she has been a staff writer covering criminal justice. Prior to joining The Atlantic, she had been at National Journal, which are both part of parent company Atlantic Media. At National Journal, she had been managing editor for its Next America series, a project now hosted on The Atlantic’s website.

In a note to staff, Keith Woods, NPR vice president for diversity in news and operations, wrote that “We chose Juleyka because of her leadership style and managerial experience, her subject-matter expertise, and her editorial imagination.”

“I’m confident that her caffeinated enthusiasm will ignite ideas in everyone around her, and her laugh will make you laugh,” he continued.

One of Lantigua-Williams’ first tasks when she arrives in January will be to help select a senior editor for Code Switch, a position that will be the next highest after her own.