Hey there, I'm Nancy Scola, a freelance magazine journalist who reports and writes about the intersections of technology, politics, and policy.

Based in Washington D.C., I have been a senior technology reporter at POLITICO and a staff writer at The Washington Post, and have freelanced for a wide range of publications that include The Atlantic, Washingtonian, and New York. I'm a contributing editor at POLITICO Magazine and an adjunct professor of journalism and digital theory at Georgetown University. 


I came to journalism from working on Capitol Hill. Born and raised in New Jersey, the D.C. neighborhood we've taken to calling "Hill East" is home. In my free time like to climb things outside, read books, and take photographs. I have degrees in anthropology and African studies from the George Washington University and Boston University, and can be reached at nancy@nancyscola.com


llustration by Michael Hoeweler for POLITICO Magazine


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I speak often on the state of tech on platforms like CNBC, C-SPAN, and PBS, and have a growing love of podcasting, appearing on POLITICO's Dispatch, Nerdcast, Global Translations, and Money podcasts, and beyond. 


I'm a frequent moderator for panel events and one-on-on conversations on topics like artificial intelligence, digital politics, and technology's place in Washington, in venues like SXSW, State of the Net, and the Democratic and Republican presidential conventions.