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Nancy Eve Cohen

Lecturer in Writing & Public Discourse

Nancy Eve Cohen


Nancy Eve Cohen is an award-winning multi-media journalist who is a Senior Reporter with New England Public Media. She teaches Journalism: Principles and Practice. As a public radio reporter, she enjoys sharing her experiences and love of journalism with Smith College students.

Cohen has reported on a wide variety of issues, such as repatriation to Native nations in South Dakota and efforts to address climate change in Massachusetts, injured sea birds after an oil spill in Louisiana and recovery of flood victims in Vermont, fatal police shootings and social justice advocacy, the experience of a COVID nurse and disputes over a toxic waste cleanup, recycling in the United States and the rescue of orphaned wildlife.

She has served as an editor at NPR in Washington D.C., as well as the managing editor of the Northeast Environmental Hub, a collaboration of public radio stations in New England and New York.

Earlier in her career, as part of a camera crew, she recorded sound for news and documentaries in Russia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico and in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war.

Her work has won numerous journalism awards, including from American Women in Radio & Television, the Public Media Journalists Association, Connecticut Associated Press Broadcasters Association and Society of Professional Journalists. She was named the Environmental Reporter of the Year by the Rivers Alliance of Connecticut and contributed to Vermont Public Radio’s award-winning coverage of Tropical Storm Irene and Hurricane Sandy. 

Photo credit: Matthew Cavanaugh

Office Hours

Spring 2024
Wednesday, 5:45–6:45 p.m.
And by appointment.


M.P.Adm. Harvard University
B.A. University of Massachusetts Amherst