Nicole Mazza

Summary

Senior Online Photo Editor Nicole Mazza has worked at Us Weekly since 2014. She can most often be found reading the latest thriller on a beach at the Jersey Shore, listening to numerous true-crime podcasts or at a pop-punk concert. The south Jersey native also loves Broadway musicals, exploring used bookstores, and indulging in Taco Bell at least once per week.

Work or writing background leading to expertise

Nicole joined the Us Weekly staff as an associate digital photo editor in 2014 where she’s researched, edited, and compiled thousands of news posts and online photo galleries for the website. Her favorites include Taylor Swift’s Song Lyrics Decoded, Actors Who Portrayed Real People in Movies and TV Shows, and Stars — They’re Just Like Us!.

Education

Nicole graduated from Rutgers University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media with a minor in criminology to satisfy her love for both pop-culture and true-crime.

Work history

Nicole got her start in journalism while interning at J-14 Magazine during her senior year at Rutgers University. She returned in 2011 as a photo editor and entertainment writer where she compiled and researched photos for the magazine, conducted dozens of interviews with bands and musicians and wrote music features and blog posts for both the magazine and website. She has also shot her own photography at dozens of concerts and music festivals and created video packages for the site. Highlights include summers at the Warped Tour, hanging out with Taylor Swift before her Red tour and playing Truth or Dare with One Direction.