Office Location: RSJ 103A
Office Phone Number: (775) 784-4101
Nico Colombant formally joined the Reynolds School faculty in 2016. He previously served as an LOA instructor at the School for three years.
Colombant is a veteran foreign correspondent and will help develop the Reynolds School’s new production lab and coordinate broadcast partnerships with public media. The goal of this new lab is to seek out partnerships for student work to be published in different languages and different media platforms.
His teaching interests include international and cross-cultural journalism, writing, audio, video, podcasting and multimedia reporting.
Colombant also runs the Our Town Reno collective reporting website which deals with issues of poverty, homelessness, blight, affordable housing, gentrification and displacement in the Biggest Little City.
His documentary film work in progress or completed has dealt with issues ranging from lawlessness in Africa to the U.S. prison system, drone protesters in Nevada and Latino voters in Washoe County.
With 15 years experience as an international journalist Colombant covered strife, civil wars, coups, failed elections, natural disasters and also positive stories from dozens of countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe in multiple media for many news organizations.
Colombant holds a bachelor’s in journalism degree from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada and an international relations master’s degree from the prestigious Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France.