Niki Griswold is a City Hall reporter for The Boston Globe, covering the Boston City Council, the Mayor's office, and the politics and policies of local government. She was previously a reporter on the Globe's Great Divide education team, investigating equity issues in K-12 schools. Prior to joining the Boston Globe in 2023, Griswold worked at the Austin American-Statesman, where she covered state politics with a focus on the 2022 midterm elections and the 88th Texas legislative session. During her time at the Statesman, she was part of the team that was honored as a finalist in 2023 for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for their coverage of the Uvalde school shooting. Griswold was also named a 2023 Livingston Award finalist for excellence in local reporting for her stories on the Uvalde community. In her coverage of the Texas Legislature, she reported on a range of issues that made national headlines, including the state’s six week abortion ban and trigger law, efforts to limit transgender children’s access to gender-affirming care, and Uvalde families’ push to advance gun safety legislation. Griswold began her career at a local broadcast news station in Austin, Texas, first as an associate producer and then as an on-air multi-media journalist, covering everything from local and state politics, to public education, and the impact of rapid gentrification. She is originally from the Bay Area, and graduated from Northwestern University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a minor in political science.