Nicole Einbinder is a senior investigative reporter at Insider based in San Francisco. You can view her profile here.
Her work has been published by The Nation, FRONTLINE, Bustle, The New Yorker, Narratively, Religion News Service, the Queens Tribune, the Seattle Times, and the Orange County Register.
Nicole graduated with highest honors from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where she was the recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship. She received a Scripps-Howard grant to cover religion in India, where she wrote about caste-based violence and Dalits looking to escape the caste system by converting to Buddhism. That story was a finalist for the Religion News Association's awards for Religion Reporting Excellence. She has also reported from Indonesia, where she explored the country's anti-LGBT clampdowns, and El Salvador, where she investigated massacres from the state's civil war that had never been documented due to an amnesty law.
At Insider, Nicole has reported on toxic culture problems at companies like Bloomberg LP and BTIG, produced a three-part series about deceptive practices and the wild history of multilevel-marketing company Young Living (that series received Honorable Mention from SABEW in 2020 for health and science reporting), and investigated how the New York state prison system systematically failed to meet basic standards for ensuring inmates' safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She can be reached via encrypted messaging app Signal at +1 (714) 833-8487 using a non-work phone, via encrypted email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via standard email at email@example.com, or Twitter DM @NicoleEinbinder.
"Stories are for joining the past to the future. Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can't remember how you got from where you were to where you are. Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story," -- Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried