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Nora Saks

journalist & educator

About Me

Hi. I'm a journalist, audio producer, educator, and radiophile based in Portland, Maine. 


My work has been heard on NPR, public radio stations around the West, Here & Now, 99% Invisible, the Outside Podcast, and elsewhere.

I'm currently a producer with WBUR Podcasts, making Last Seen, Endless ThreadCircle Round, and other shows.

Before joining WBUR, I was a reporter, host and producer with Montana Public Radio, where I created Richest Hill, a narrative non-fiction series about one of America's most legendary Superfund sites in Butte, Montana.

The New Yorker called Richest Hill a "must-listen" and one of the best podcasts of 2019. Richest Hill was also the winning entry for the 2020 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize, which recognizes rising talent in public media.​

I'm proud to have worked on early seasons of Threshold, and to have interned at KFSK in Petersburg, Alaska. 


I hold an M.A. in Environmental Journalism from the University of Montana, a B.A. from the University of Toronto, and I'm also a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

Whenever possible, I moonlight as a music DJ on WMPG, Southern Maine Community Radio. Otherwise, I can be found exploring the water, woods, and wilds of this exquisite state.


I'm usually available for freelance assignments, so please get in touch!

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