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:
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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 in the millions of views per episode. She was the first journalist to report from the rural community of Barrio Bucarabones, Puerto Rico after the historic earthquakes in the winter of 2020; she has also reported from 14,000 feet above sea level in the San Juan Mountains in Telluride, Colorado and from inside a maximum security prison, the Maine State Prison. Nora’s reporting on human rights violations in surgeries on intersex children was cited in witness testimony supporting S.B. 201 in the California statehouse. She also uncovered an under-the-wire campaign contribution from the top lobbying group opposing the bill to support the reelection of the chairman of the committee which killed the bill, leading to calls for his ouster.
Nora spent the previous two and a half years as a producer for Anderson Cooper, also at CNN. 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.
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For a complete resume and other career information, please visit my recently updated LinkedIn page. See the “Reporting and Producing” page for my recent stories.