Hello! I’m a journalist, author and academic based in New York City, especially interested in foreign conflict. I’d love to talk to you about story ideas, writing opportunities, chances for on-camera work or how to support your non-partisan charity! Please don’t hesitate to reach out via my contact page.
In the meantime, here’s a fancy bio in the third person:
Nora Neus is an award-winning journalist reporting for CNN in New York City. Nora reports on-camera for CNN Digital, including CNN.com and CNN Go There, the network’s streaming show on Facebook Watch which routinely receives around one million views per episode. She spent the last two and a half years as a producer for Anderson Cooper. She worked on the 2019 Emmy Award winning special report about suicide prevention, Finding Hope, in addition to covering the Trump presidency and impeachment, the August 12, 2017 white nationalist riot in Charlottesville, Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico, the Parkland shooting and other mass shootings around the country, among many others. She also wrote over 200 scripts for Anderson Cooper on Anderson Cooper Full Circle, the network’s Facebook Watch daily show.
In addition to her work at CNN, Nora has completed her Master of War Studies degree through King’s College London during which she studied the conflict at length and earned a final A grade with distinction. Furthermore, she completed dissertation research, which also received an A grade, on the intersection of mass media, journalism, and terrorism. She also holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Virginia, where she completed research on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion. Her B.A. with distinction in History is also from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar.
Previously, Nora wrote and anchored a web series for Beme News, CNN Digital Productions’ millennial-focused YouTube channel. It was titled called “More Than You Wanted to Know,” and dived deep into the history, policy, science and law behind the headlines. After college, Nora reported for WVIR NBC29 news in Charlottesville, Virginia as an on-camera politics and crime reporter and fill-in anchor. While at NBC29, Nora won two Virginias Associated Press meritorious awards: Best Investigative Reporting for breaking the story of overcrowding at the Albemarle County regional jail, and the Douglas Southall Freeman Award for Public Service in Journalism for investigating the opioid abuse crisis in Central Virginia.
She started her journalism career as a child writing a newspaper called “Neus News” for her family and friends.
For a complete resume and other career information, please visit my recently updated LinkedIn page.
“More Than You Wanted to Know” Web Series, CNN Digital/ Beme News:
- The Government Shutdown is Making Federal Prisons More Dangerous
- Should Middle and High Schools Start Later?
- The Green New Deal is Not Actually New
- When is a Presidential Pardon Obstruction of Justice?
- and many more available on YouTube
- CNN, Bill proposed by NY state senator would ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children
- CNN, Meet Bobe, the other dog at the Baghdadi raid
- CNN, The 15-year-old documenting Eastern Ghouta massacre with selfie videos
- CNN, Charlottesville car attack suspect charged with five additional felonies.
- The Washington Post, U-Va., stop spinning news about sexual assault.
- CNN, A Friendship Forged by Katrina.
- The Virginia Policy Review, Policy Analysis in Journalism.
NBC29 in Charlottesville, Virginia
- REEL: Reporter and fill-in anchor
- Massive fire at a historic hotel in Charlottesville
- Eades Hollow Forest Fire
- Investigation: Opioid Addiction Epidemic, Part One and Part Two. Won the 2017 Virginias Associated Press Douglas Southall Freeman Meritorious Award for Public Service Through Journalism.
- Cold case: one year anniversary of Jay Shifflett’s murder
- Murder in Charlottesville: interviewed the grieving family and pregnant fiance of Bobby ReauVeau
- Fly over the proposed path of the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline