Nick Leiber is pausing (most) journalism work to pursue a J.D. at CUNY Law. He is an award-winning journalist based in New York. He focuses on the intersection of business, technology, and society. Over the past year or so, he worked on a series about Main Street businesses navigating the pandemic for Bloomberg Businessweek. (Some notable humans have been encouraging others to read Leiber’s stories, including this person and this person.)
He has been published in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg News, the Boston Globe Magazine, Forbes España, Longreads, the New York Times, Undark Magazine, and The Week, among others. He has been interviewed about his work on outlets including Bloomberg Radio, NPR, and Spain’s Onda Cero. In addition to writing articles, he produces and co-hosts Don’t Interrupt Me, Por Favor, a podcast in Spanish and English for bilinguals (and future bilinguals). He also produces segments about the U.S. for Spain’s prime-time TV program El Intermedio.
Before becoming an independent journalist, Leiber wrote and edited for Bloomberg Businessweek from 2006 until 2014. While there, he led a team of reporters that won a Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism award and two American Society of Business Publication Editors awards. Before that, he oversaw the online team for the Spanish radio show Gomaespuma in Madrid. Previously, he was the assistant managing editor at O, The Oprah Magazine.
Examples of his reporting and writing include a feature about the epidemic of financial crimes against older people in the U.S. (you can listen to NPR’s All Things Considered interview him about it) and a sequel about the businesses and professionals involved. Another feature examines New England’s biggest safety-net hospital to learn how health care systems are dealing (or not dealing) with the climate crisis. More assignments include articles about wastewater epidemiology to estimate Covid-19 infections; how the climate crisis is taught at business schools; lawyers volunteering to help asylum seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border; the impact of Trump’s tariffs on U.S. manufacturing jobs; industrial robotics in high schools; and foreign students souring on American higher ed.
His broadcast work includes producing interviews with Madeleine Albright, Anand Giriharadas, and Bob Woodward, in addition to reported segments about the affordable housing crisis and clerical sexual abuse of children. His Don’t Interrupt Me, Por Favor shows include interviews with the Knight Foundation’s Alberto Ibargüen, filmmaker Almudena Carracedo, and musician David Broza.
Leiber is fluent in Spanish, proficient in Italian, and learning Farsi. He graduated with a double major from Vassar College and completed an executive education program at IE Business School. He was a finalist for the fall 2019 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism. He participated in the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s 2018 Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program fellowship and Stanford Law School’s Rock Center 2018, 2020, and 2021 Corporate Governance Program for Journalists. He received the 2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Media Award.
That’s him on an electric bike in Madrid in a photo taken by Jesús Bañuelos.