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Nicholas Phillips is a journalist who has worked in the U.S. and abroad.

He is currently a staff reporter at Missouri Lawyers Weekly in his hometown of St. Louis. Prior to this, he served as managing editor for Out in STL, a quarterly magazine for the city's LGBTQ community. He also served as deputy news editor, staff writer and news blogger at the Riverfront Times, an alt-weekly. He has discussed his work as a radio guest on St. Louis on the Air and The Charlie Brennan Show.

As a freelancer in Central America, Nick wrote for the New York Times, the Wilson Center, the Los Angeles Times, InSight Crime, Foreign Policy, VICE News, GlobalPost, the Christian Science Monitor and Southern Pulse.

Before all of this, he was part of an investigative team at The New York Times that exposed disability fraud in the Long Island Rail Road. He received his M.S. from the Journalism School at Columbia University in 2008. He speaks French and Spanish, and can ride a motorcycle (poorly).