As senior photo editor, Nicole Werbeck works with photographers and editors to conceive story ideas and commissions photographers to cover stories for the National Geographic website.
Positions Werbeck held before joining National Geographic include homepage and multimedia editor at NPR; deputy news editor and photo editor at the Washington Post; adjunct professor teaching graphics and photography at the University of Maryland; news and sports editor at the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina; copy editor and designer for sports at the Greensboro News & Record; and sports slot, copy editor, and designer at the Shreveport Times.
Werbeck has a B.S. in science and journalism from Kent State University. She lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and travel.