Nicki Weisensee Egan

Nicki Weisensee Egan - Ghostwriter

Royersford, PA, United States

I am the author of the forthcoming book CHASING COSBY (Hachette/Seal Press, April 2019)

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Overview

I'm an investigative journalist and former People magazine senior writer and editor who specializes in getting exclusive interviews on some of the nation's most high-profile crime, medical, human-interest and political stories. I know how to take complex subjects and make them readable and how to edit in a way that retains the author's unique writing voice. I have a master's degree in criminal justice and I know how to do the research to gain knowledge of an issue I don't know much about. I am a voracious reader and nothing would make me happier than to edit and write books of my own.

Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Law
Psychology
True Crime
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Horror
Romance
Thriller

Awards

  • Hope Award, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
  • Luce Award (Time Inc) Public Service

Work experience

Author/Investigative Journalist

Self-employed
June, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

Author of the forthcoming book CHASING COSBY by Hachette/Seal Press in April 2019 that will detail her 13 plus years covering the downfall of Bill Cosby. She was the first reporter in the country to dig into the drugging and sexual assault accusations back in 2005 when no other reporters would touch it.

Senior Writer/Editor

People magazine
May, 2005 – June, 2017 (about 12 years)

Senior writer covering human interest and criminal justice, specializing in investigative reporting, medical stories and high-profile exclusives for the magazine and including the amazing landing of Flight 1549 on the Hudson River by Capt. Sully Sullenberger; the Drew Peterson murder case; the Bill Cosby drugging and sexual assault scandal; the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme; the Tyler Clementi cyber bullying case, the Brittany Maynard right-to-die case and the Jeffrey MacDonald case. I also assigned and edited online heroes and filled in as a senior editor.

Staff Writer

Philadelphia Daily News
January, 1992 – November, 2005 (almost 14 years)

Started out as the Washington, DC correspondent in 1992 then moved to Philadelphia in 1994 and began covering crime and doing investigative reporting on police corruption. I broke exclusive stories while covering both crime and politics,including numerous stories on the Bill Cosby drugging and sexual assault scandal, the Pennsylvania State Police sex and defective radar gun scandals while building an expertise in developing sources who trusted me enough to give me exclusives whenever they could.

Washington correspondent

States News Service
January, 1990 – January, 1992 (about 2 years)

Was the Washington, DC correspondent for 12 newspapers in Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia Daily News and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and broke a number of exclusive national stories while covering my beat, including then Gov. Casey's offering the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Sen. John Heinz's untimely death to former Chrysler head Lee Iacocca and Teresa Heinz's decision not to run for her late husband's seat. I got an exclusive sitdown with Teresa to talk about her decision.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Chasing Cosby: The Downfall of America's Dad

Nicole Weisensee Egan

The definitive account of Bill Cosby's transition from revered father figure to convicted criminal, told by a veteran crime reporter and senior writer for People magazineBill Cosby's decades-long career as a sweater-wearing, wholesome TV dad came to a swift and stunning end on April 26, 2018, when he was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. The mounting allegations ag... read more

The definitive account of Bill Cosby's transition from revered father figure to convicted criminal, told by a veteran crime reporter and senior writer for People magazineBill Cosby's decades-long career as a sweater-wearing, wholesome TV dad came to a swift and stunning end on April 26, 2018, when he was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. The mounting allegations ag... read more

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