Sara Nics

Editor and Producer

I've taught Pulitzer Prize winners how to make audio stories, reported from a sinking island amid a tropical storm, managed a team of reporters from East Africa, covered breaking news in South Asia, trained fledgeling radio hosts at a slum microstation, performed radio every week in front of a live audience, and produced stories about Antarctic explorers, art thieves, uncontacted tribes in the Amazon, wonder, ecstatic creativity, narrative self-concept, and a whole lot more.

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I'm currently producer and assignment editor at the New Yorker Radio Hour, a coproduction of WNYC and The New Yorker.

As a founding producer on the program, I've worked with leaders from the magazine and WNYC to shape the tone, content and style of the program. I've coached magazine staffers and contributors in radio production, writing and delivery. I recently led production of our first co-hosted episode, partnering with Masha Gessen on an hour about the past, present and future of the L.G.B.T.Q.-rights movement. I produced this profile of Leonard Cohen, with David Remnick, and helped Jon Lee Anderson tell the tale of his encounter with people from one of the last remaining uncontacted tribes in the Amazon. I produced this story of an island community endangered by climate change, where most residents don't believe the science. I made this piece about an old schoolhouse in Buffalo, New York, where hundreds of refugees from around the globe live in limbo. And if you want a rollicking good heist tale, I made this just for you.

Prior to this, I worked as a producer, interviewer and fill-in host for To the Best of Our Knowledge, as the announcer for Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?, as a South Asia reporter and producer for Radio Netherlands Worldwide, as a chase producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as a host and news producer for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, and as a journalism trainer for the African Woman and Child Feature Service.