Austin Cope

About me
Headshot of Austin Cope in front of a building in Manhattan (Photo by Sonja Anderson)

I'm a journalist, writer, and audio producer currently based in New York City. My stories often focus on how people relate to their environments, both natural and constructed.

I'm originally from southwestern Colorado and have lived, worked, and studied in Belgium, Ohio, Spain, Wyoming, and northern India. I got my start in professional journalism as a host and reporter at KSJD Radio in my hometown of Cortez. Since then, I've produced hundreds of interviews, dozens of spot and feature stories, and several long-form articles and audio productions. I have worked on NPR's National Desk and have a master's degree in Journalism from the City University of New York.

In addition to English, I speak French, Spanish, and Hindi. Between 2018 and 2020, I was an Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association fellow, where I worked with Jagori Rural Charitable Trust, a grassroots organization in Himachal Pradesh, India. I also have a bachelor's degree in Politics from Oberlin College.