Sikka had been with NPR since 2006; serving as executive editor since 2013.
Prior to working at NPR, Sikka worked for ABC News, World Monitor Television, CBS News, and NBC News.
Sikka has won a variety of awards, including four Emmys, two duPont awards, a Barone award and two Peabodys.
“It’s an interesting time to go to an organization like Mic,” Sikka told The New York Times. “What greater challenge can there be than to grow the next great news audience, which is the millennial audience?”