Cole Kazdin is a writer, performer and four-time Emmy winning television journalist living in Los Angeles.
She is a regular contributor to VICE, MEL Magazine and Refinery29, and has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Cosmopolitan and featured on NPR.
Cole tells stories live on The Moth's Mainstage across the country, on the The Moth Radio Hour, and performs storytelling all over Los Angeles where she is a proud, three-time Moth GrandSLAM champion. She is a contributing author in the new Moth book, All These Wonders (March, 2017) and coaches and teaches writers all over the world. She has produced television for HBO Documentaries and ABC Network News.
Cole has survived amnesia, living in New York City and a very awkward interview with Kirk Cameron during which he told her she was going to hell.
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Cole's writing has been published in The Los Angeles Times, VICE, Salon, The Paper Gown, Cosmopolitan, ABCNews, Yoga Journal, and twice in The New York Times' Modern Love column. She is a contributing author in the anthologies, The Moth Presents: All These Wonders; Afterwords: Stories and Reports from 9/11 and Beyond; and The Best American Sex Writing.
She has authored and starred in two, one-woman plays, The Cole Kazdin Amnesia Project, and My Year of Porn, praised by The New York Times and produced in extended runs at The Brick and The Magnet Theater in New York City. My Year of Porn has been optioned for film.
Cole has been crowned MOTH GrandSLAM Champion three consecutive times and broadcast on The Moth Radio Hour on NPR. She has told stories on the MOTH Mainstage and performed improv and comedy all over LA and NYC, including The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Cole is a graduate of Northwestern University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Cole has produced news and documentary television for HBO Documentaries, Discovery, A&E, 20/20, Nightline and World News with Diane Sawyer. She won four Emmy Awards for her work on Good Morning America and received the 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award for her work at ABC News.