A short-ish bio of Nelson Oliveira:


I was born and raised in Brazil, where I decided at age 12 that I wanted to be a journalist —and have been doing what I love for about a decade. 

Despite my traditional journalism background, which includes more than three years in local news reporting and more than two as a national breaking news reporter, I have also worked as with audience engagement for a niche newsletter, a book author and NY's hometown newspaper, the New York Daily News. 


• At the Daily News, I cover breaking national stories on a daily basis and have led our coverage

of major news events like high-profile murder trials, mass shootings, elections, natural disasters

and celebrity scandals. Since the beginning of 2021, I have also been a member of the site's audience development team, promoting our stories on social media, managing our homepage and sending push alerts and breaking news emails to a massive national audience.

• Before that, I worked with the Facebook Journalism Project, where I developed a mobile news video training and led a pilot with 26 journalists, gave presentations on 360° video and social media best practices for journalists from the Society of Professional Journalists and ABC News, among other tasks. 

• Most of my writing experience comes from my work at Hearst Connecticut Media from 2013 to 2017. I started at the New Canaan News, one of Hearst's weeklies in Fairfield County, moved to the News-Times as a crime reporter and then covered education for the Stamford Advocate.

• More recently, as part of my master's program at NYU, I worked with the Dutch news startup De Correspondent. Through user testing and design strategies, my classmates and I advised the team as it prepared to launch a global crowdfunding campaign to start an English-language website.

• My writing has also been featured on Newsday, Fast CompanyCosmopolitan, MSN, AOL and several other Hearst and Tribune websites. 

I'm a news nerd and social media devotee, but I also (try to) have a social life: I love hiking, running, traveling, classic rock, French roast coffee, cheese and IPAs.