I'm an award-winning multimedia journalist from the Pacific Northwest. I specialize in video and audio production, as well as science and environmental journalism.I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in visual journalism and chemistry at Western Washington University, and was picked as the 2017 Outstanding Graduate by the Western Journalism Department.I'm currently a video producer at Grist, covering climate change, the environment, and science. Before that, I was editor-in-chief at The Planet Magazine, Western Washington University's award-winning environmental magazine.


I'm a video producer at Grist. You can check out my recent work here:

For other selected video work, check out my reel:


Proof of ConeptNorthwest Excellence in Journalism AwardBest Video Series, Large NewsroomFirst PlaceJesse Nichols and Daniel Penner2023
Proof of ConeptONA Online Journalism AwardsDigital Video Storytelling Series, Small/Medium NewsroomsFinalistJesse Nichols and Daniel Penner2022
Proof of ConeptFOLIO Eddie AwardsVideo, ConsumerNomineeJesse Nichols and Daniel Penner2022
Did DDT play a role in my family’s cancers?SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism AwardVideo, GeneralSecond PlaceJesse Nichols and Regan Bervar2021
Urban Climate Change and Adaptation SeriesSPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism AwardReporting SeriesFirst PlaceJesse Nichols2019
Grist ExplainersFOLIO Rising Star AwardRising StarN/AJesse Nichols2018
Troubled WatersSPJ Mark of Excellence AwardOnline/Digital Feature VideographyNational WinnerJesse Nichols and Kjell Redal2018
Political ScienceSPJ Northwest Mark of Excellence AwardNon-Fiction Magazine ArticleFinalistJesse Nichols2018
Murder MysterySPJ Northwest Mark of Excellence AwardOnline/Digital Feature VideographyFinalistJesse Nichols2018
The Planet MagazineSPJ Northwest Mark of Excellence AwardBest Student MagazineFinalistMagazine staff (Jesse Nichols EIC)2018
Yellow CedarsSPJ Northwest Mark of Excellence AwardBest Radio FeatureJesse NicholsFirst Place2017

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