For the last decade or so, Nancy has been doggedly reporting on and writing about the intersections of technology and politics. As a freelancer, she's done so for a range of magazines, newspapers, and online publications. Now, she's a technology reporter at Politico. Before that, she worked at the Washington Post and before that associate editor at the site techPresident. She's covered everything from the origins and meaning of Uber to perhaps the oddest political technology firm working today to the battle between the U.S. and Russia over the future of the Internet, for publications like Reuters, TheAtlantic.com (as the political tech correspondent during the 2012 election), Washingtonian, The American Prospect, New York, Politico Magazine (as a contributing editor) and Next City. She likes few things better than moderating conference panels and traveling, and her best trip yet was probably one to cover Airbnb's rollout in Cuba. (Second best, maybe: a jaunt to Pittsburgh to write on why one of the world's hipsterest hotels chose to open up there.) While she's most often writing on tech, she has wandered farther afield, like a piece on the case some immigration-reform advocates are making for place-based visas.
Before diving into journalism, she worked in the U.S. Congress doing government oversight and, briefly, in presidential politics. Born and raised in New Jersey, after a decade in Brooklyn she now lives in Capitol Hill. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees, both in anthropology, from George Washington University and Boston University respectively.
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Nancy Scola is a Washington, D.C.-based reporter at Politico whose work focuses on the intersections of technology, politics, and public policy.