Cecilia D'Anastasio reports on gaming culture, tech, 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 cyber crime. She is a senior reporter at Kotaku, G/O Media's video game vertical. Her words have appeared in VICE, The Nation, Jezebel, VICE Motherboard, VICE Broadly, Gothamist and the Columbia Journalism Review.

In 2018, Cecilia was named among Variety’s “Most Influential In Video Games.” In 2019, she won the Writers Guild award for digital news writing, the International Game Developers Association’s Positive Impact Award and the The Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism presented by the New York Videogame Critics Circle.

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/TV Interviews: