About Kirsten

Kirsten Nicolaisen is a social media editor, writer and digital producer with nearly a decade of experience in national and local news media. She’s also a photographer, focusing on urban landscapes and documentary-style visuals. 


Kirsten grew up in Los Angeles California, spent eight years in the Pacific Northwest where she earned a B.S. in journalism and electronic media, then moved across the country not once, but twice, to work for major news organizations in both Washington, DC and New York City. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and manages a global team of social producers for CNET, a division of Viacom-CBS. 


Throughout her career, Kirsten has written hundreds of news articles, covered just about every type of story ranging from local crime to national politics, cultivated highly-engaged social followings for various media brands and had her several of her stories, photos and other digital content nationally syndicated across dozens of websites. She's an expert at crafting sharp headlines, ledes and social copy, and has a keen eye for what works (and what doesn't) on a homepage, Instagram feed and Facebook timeline. 


In addition to her professional endeavors, Kirsten is an advocate for nonprofit community radio — having worked as a news director, show host, DJ and more at various stations since her early college days. She's also an avid runner, outdoor adventurer, world traveler and Camino de Santiago trekker. 


Kirsten is available for freelance work in copywriting, copyediting, social media consulting and digital content production. You can contact her here.


Kirsten has worked for...

  • Viacom-CBS, CNET

  • New York Post, Page Six

  • Sinclair Broadcast Group

  • ABC7 (WJLA)

  • KATU News

  • GoLocalPDX

  • Oregon Public Broadcasting

  • Radio Free Brooklyn

  • Portland Radio Project

  • KWVA Radio

  • KFMB Radio (CBS San Diego), 

  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Facebook