Cecilia D'Anastasio reports on games, virtual worlds, esports, digital labor and anime. Her reporting methods include embedding in virtual worlds and exploring the cultural tide pools that form around gaming, like online streaming and visibility movements. She is a senior reporter at Kotaku, Gizmodo's video game vertical, and an investigative journalist with Gizmodo Media’s Special Projects Desk. Her words have appeared in VICE, The Nation, Jezebel, VICE Motherboard, VICE Broadly, Gothamist and the Columbia Journalism Review.

Her writing for Kotaku is collected here. Some highlights below:

Previous writing below:






Contributed Research:

  • "The Real Death Valley," a joint investigation by the Weather Channel, Telemundo and The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund (2014). In 2015, the investigation received an Emmy for “Outstanding Investigative Journalism in Spanish”

  • "Home Is Where The Hate Is," a joint investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting and The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund (2017). A database of nine years of domestic terrorism incidents

Radio Interviews: