Nicole Cohen is an education editor at NPR. Prior to joining the Education Desk, she was a producer for NPR's Arts Desk, where she produced and edited arts features and interviews for NPR.org. She was part of the team that created NPR's annual Book Concierge, a collection of the year's best books as chosen by NPR staff and critics. Her other arts features include This Is Color and the podcast recommendation site. She also coordinated the Web presence for Fresh Air.
Cohen joined NPR in 2010 after earning a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, where she studied comparative literature and spent a year studying abroad in St. Louis, Senegal.
Cohen is a second-generation American who is fluent in Spanish (with an Argentine accent), proficient in French, and still remembers a few words of Wolof from her time in West Africa.
Guillermo del Toro's The Shape Of Watertook home the evening's biggest prize, best picture. Frances McDormand won best actress, and Gary Oldman won best actor.
When it comes to health care in the U.S., no two states are more different than Texas and Massachusetts, which boast the highest and lowest rates of uninsured people, respectively. Those differences come into stark relief in the lives of Texan Melinda Maarouf and Massachusetts resident Peter Brook.