Radio // Journalist
Nora Saks is an independent journalist and audio storyteller who gravitates towards the lives, places and stories scribbled in the margins.
For the last few years, her going concern has been making Richest Hill, Montana Public Radio's narrative podcast series about the past, present and future of one of America's most legendary Superfund sites.
The New Yorker called Richest Hill a "must-listen" and one of the best podcasts of 2019, and said she has "brio", which she had to look up in the dictionary. For her efforts, she was awarded WBUR's very humbling
Nora was an associate producer on SubSurface, Montana Public Radio's first narrative podcast about the threat of invasive aquatic mussel species. She served as a content editor and outreach intern with Threshold, a Peabody award-winning podcast that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. And she was a news intern for KFSK, a public radio station based in an island fishing community in Southeast Alaska.
She holds an M.A. in Environmental Science and Natural Resources Journalism from the University of Montana, and is a proud graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and the
University of Toronto's School of the Environment.
Once upon a time, before she fell head over heels for radio, she was an organic farmer, a garden teacher, and a massage school drop-out.