Nancy Eve Cohen is the managing editor at BuildingGreen. She brings the highest standards to her work, with the goal of providing trusted and accurate information and analysis for BuildingGreen’s readers.
Previously she worked in public radio as a reporter and editor for more than two decades, where she specialized in environmental reporting. She served as the managing editor of the Northeast Environmental Hub and as the environmental reporter for WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio.
In 2010, she reported from the Gulf of Mexico on the impact of the BP oil spill on bird populations. In 2008, as part of a science writing fellowship from the Marine Biological Laboratory, she reported on research on climate change from north of the Arctic Circle.
Nancy has covered breaking news, including the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut and the tornado in Springfield, Massachusetts for WBUR. For Vermont Public Radio, she reported on the two-year recovery from the floods of Tropical Storm Irene in southern Vermont.
Early in her career, she was an editor at NPR in Washington DC.
Before radio, Nancy produced environmental documentaries for television. She also worked as part of a camera crew covering the war in Sarajevo for ABC, the early days of glasnost in Moscow for NBC, and in Cuba, a rare interview with Fidel Castro for ABC Sports.
She has won journalism awards from Public Radio News Directors (PRNDI), American Women in Radio & Television, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcasters Association. 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.
Besides reporting, Nancy enjoys helping young people get started as writers. She teaches journalism at Smith College and previously taught at the University of Hartford, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.