Nicole Bode is an award-winning reporter and editor with decades of experience in shoe-leather reporting as well as a deep knowledge of the world of digital media startups and the emerging field of blockchain and cryptocurrency. She is currently a co-founder and the head of newsroom sustainability at Civil, a decentralized marketplace for news designed to give journalists a new place to create a solvent future.
She was part of the founding team behind DNAinfo, which launched in 2009 as a Manhattan-only news website and went on to set the bar for online-only hyperlocal news reporting both in New York City and in Chicago before its closure in 2017. During her time there, she served as the deputy editor of news, managing editor and the site’s first data visualizations editor.
Previously, she spent eight years as a reporter at the New York Daily News, including as a local, national and international breaking news reporter, education reporter and criminal justice reporter.
In the spring of 2018, She was a professor at the New School for Social Research at Eugene Lang College’s News and Narrative Design program.
She has received several awards, including the New York Association of Black Journalists Award for breaking news journalism for her work with evacuees in NYC after Hurricane Katrina as well as awards from the New York Press Club and Newswomen’s Club of New York.
She graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology.