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Nora Neus is an Emmy-nominated journalist and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She’s the author of MUHAMMAD NAJEM, WAR REPORTER, a middle-grade graphic novel about citizen journalism in Syria (Hachette/ Little, Brown, Fall 2022), 24 HOURS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE: An Oral History of August 12, 2017, a non-fiction book about the 2017 white nationalist riot in Charlottesville, Virginia (Beacon Press, Summer 2023), and STUNT GIRL, a young adult graphic novel about journalism in turn-of-the-century NYC (Hachette/ Little Brown, Winter 2025).

By day, Nora works as a producer for CNN New York. She is currently anchor producer to New Day anchor John Berman, responsible for producing a daily three hour breaking news broadcast from CNN’s New York headquarters. She has covered the conflict in Ukraine, American politics, the ongoing Covid pandemic, and other breaking news stories.

Previously, Nora was anchor producer to Poppy Harlow at CNN, where she produced a two-hour daily breaking news broadcast during the Trump presidency, Covid-19 pandemic, and January 6 Insurrection. Nora has also produced interviews with Dr. Anthony Fauci, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Short and U.S. Secretary of Health Xavier Becerra, Melinda French Gates, Richard Branson, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Delta CEO Ed Bastian, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and countless U.S. Senators and Representatives. She also reports and writes for CNN.com. 

Nora previously reported for CNN Go There, the network’s streaming show on Facebook Watch which routinely received 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 previously worked 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.IMG_1510

In addition to her work at CNN, Nora has completed her Master of War Studies degree through King’s College London 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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