Kirsten is a journalist and social media wizard currently whipping up #content for the New York Post and (occasionally) Page Six. She’s serving breaking news, celebrity scandals and everything in between to a combined social following of nearly 7 million — boasting a monthly reach of more than 20 million on NYP’s Facebook page.

 

After work, Kirsten talks to the denizens of New York City and beyond during her live, alternative music show at Radio Free Brooklyn. If you like grungy 90s stuff and stories about hellish subway experiences, give it a listen

 

Kirsten also helps teach the youths of today about radio broadcasting as the co-instructor of Radio Free Brooklyn’s ‘Teen Squad’ program. FOX 5 NY let her talk about the work she’s doing to educate the future journalists of America! 

 

In a past life, Kirsten managed social/digital teams at local ABC-TV affiliates in Portland and D.C. She also helped launch an all-digital local news start-up and worked as an intern radio producer/reporter at Oregon’s NPR affiliate

 

Over the course of her career, Kirsten’s covered dozens of major local and national news events on a myriad of social/digital platforms. To name a few: The 2016 presidential election (and ensuing Portland riots), a horrific train stabbing, the Parkland massacre, the 2017 total solar eclipse and an Oregon wildlife refuge standoff. (Check the full list here). She’s had significant success growing news brands on social media — more than doubling the Facebook following for KATU News and growing an instagram account by more than 1200% (More social growth stats here!) 

 

Kirsten graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and electronic media from the University of Oregon, and she’d love to know your thoughts on 7-Eleven coffee. 

 

Reach out to her on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or by email:

 

Personal: kiks.lynn@gmail.com

Work: knicolaisen@nypost.com

Radio: kirsten@radiofreebrooklyn.org  

Get to know Kirsten better by checking out these ~fun~ things ↓

Kirsten -- a travel enthusiast and avid hiker -- spent 37 days during the fall of 2018 hiking more than 500 miles across Spain on the Camino de Santiago!
Apparently Kirsten has quite the refined palate! Watch her be kind of funny as she completely crushes this blindfolded food taste-test. 
Refined palate that may be, but these new Oreo flavors are gross. Watch the taste test with Kirsten and KATU News reporter Wesleigh Ogle. 
The best gif Kirsten's ever made: 
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