Nicole Clark (she/her) is an LA-based senior culture editor at Polygon. She’s also a culture critic covering internet culture and accessibility, video games, books, TV, and mental health. Her work can be found in The New York Times, Salon, The San Francisco Chronicle, New York magazine, NBC Asian America, IGN, The Daily Beast, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. Nicole was also a contributing editor at literary magazine Catapult from 2019-2023.
She has been on NPR’s KCRW, BBC Radio 5 Live, and Waypoint Radio; hosted a panel at San Diego Comic Con; and acted as a judge in WGA’s Digital News category. In 2021, Nicole was part of the Poynter Power of Diverse Voices cohort. And in 2019, Nicole was a Society for Features Journalism Diversity Fellow. She is a proud member of AAJA.
Prior to Polygon, Nicole executive-produced Freelancing With Tim, a series of free-to-attend Zoom panels about the business of freelancing. She also worked as a culture writer and critic at Vice and served as interim editor-in-chief at The Bold Italic, a digital Bay Area culture magazine. She has also worked as a bookseller at a local bookshop, and loves nothing more than throwing a picnic blanket down in the park and curling up with a book and a cup of coffee.