I’m Nora Neus, an Emmy-nominated producer, writer, and freelance journalist. My multidisciplinary work is focused on some of our world’s most challenging issues. It aims to amplify voices and motivate change.
I explore challenging issues through a trauma-informed lens because, ultimately, this work is about hope. Hope for a more just world.
I wrote my first hard-hitting piece on the family computer: “Local boy throws corn at sister.” (Yes, I was the sister.) My work now spans television news, documentary filmmaking, graphic novels, non-fiction, and podcasts. All of my people-centered storytelling aims to amplify marginalized voices and motivate change.
My passion for ethical journalism as a critical component of democracy has taken me from local news to CNN. Now I’m continuing my work as a freelance journalist, producer, and writer to reach adult and young people through national publications, books, and speaking engagements.
Some of these projects took months or, in some cases, years of relationship building, fact checking, and legal review. My reporting also includes quick-turn pieces on breaking news on related topics.
I started my career reporting local news in Charlottesville. Then, I produced over 3,400 hours of live television at CNN in New York. Now, I'm an freelance reporter covering major national and international news for outlets including VICE News, POLITICO Magazine, Poynter, Teen Vogue, and more.
I love working with writers, from authors to journalists to scriptwriters. Check out my resources for other writers here.
I also offer 50 minute one-on-one ethical media training sessions, from the perspective of an award-winning journalist.
I offer engaging school visits and speaking engagements for audiences of all ages!