Nancy Colasurdo

Nancy Colasurdo

Nancy Colasurdo is an award-winning journalist, author, and professional coach. A former Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan, she has won writing awards from the Women’s Sports Foundation and the NJSIAA. In 2019 she was selected to be part of 50 Women Who Can Change the World of Journalism through the nonprofit Take the Lead.


Putting period products in schools is the right thing to do

By: - September 18, 2023

In 1999, I landed a dream job — web producer for a show called Oxygen Sports on a then-new women’s television network called Oxygen. Emphasis on women in our shows’ content meant emphasis on women’s needs in the predominantly female workplace. Imagine the feeling of walking into a restroom every day of your working life […]


N.J. Catholic school’s actions may be more troubling to kids than seeing an unwed mother

By: - August 24, 2023

When St. Theresa’s fired an unwed teacher for getting pregnant, it taught its students that it's OK to ostracize a member of their community.


N.J. theater manager was ‘ignorant’ in episode involving autistic boy

By: - August 10, 2023

A woman claims a Hazlet theater manager called the police when she brought her autistic son into the women's room with her.


On transgender student athletes: Just let them play

By: - May 4, 2023

You really want to protect women? Process the rape kit backlog. Keep the government out of our reproductive decisions. Stop glamorizing guns.


Group works to pack the N.J. political pipeline with women

By: - March 23, 2023

The director of Emerge New Jersey said women collaborate better than men do, making them more effective at governing.


‘Abortion pill’ case signals alarming moment for American women

By: - February 20, 2023

The anti-abortion movement is overreaching in its zeal to force its will on women of childbearing age, Nancy Colasurdo writes.


Wrestling with gun culture in New Jersey

By: - January 25, 2023

There might be some common ground between gun safety advocates and gun rights supporters, Nancy Colasurdo writes.


What if the script was flipped and Christians were being threatened?

By: - December 20, 2022

The author describes what it's like to celebrate Hanukkah when antisemitic incidents are on the rise.