Hi there. My name is Nora. I'm a reporter for Montana Public Radio based in Butte, Montana.


In addition to covering news, I'm reporting and producing a new podcast and series of public radio stories called Richest Hill over the next year. This project will explore some of the toughest questions facing the Mining City - like how did Butte become one of the biggest toxic messes in the country? What will it take to clean it up? What could Butte’s future look like? And who gets to decide?


You can follow our progress and support our efforts with Richest Hill by checking out www.buttepodcast.org

What else? I just earned my masters degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Masters Journalism from the University of Montana (May 2018). My master's thesis was a radio documentary called The Last First Mile, all about Butte's fight to restore the first mile of historic Silver Bow Creek.

Over the last two + years working for Montana Public Radio, I helped produce a couple of terrific podcasts: Threshold and SubSurface, and got up before the crack of dawn to host Morning Edition.

My work has been heard on NPR, Montana Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Alaska Public Media, the Alaska Fisheries Report, the Coast Alaska radio network, and KFSK in Petersburg, AK. I've also been published in the Missoulian and the Washington Post. Some of my radio pieces have won awards from the Alaska Press Club, the Society for Professional Journalists, and the Broadcast Education Association.


I'm a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Maine [Creative Non-Fiction // Fall 2013], and the University of Toronto [B.A. in Environmental Studies // 2008].

I'm available for freelance audio work and tape syncs. 

These days, I wonder what it means to tell stories that are big enough to live in.


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