Prior to being named Executive Producer, Cole was the Executive Editor, supervising the day-to-day editorial operations of Dateline, including primetime specials on the royal wedding, the Japan earthquake, the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, the Inauguration of Barack Obama, the Hudson River plane crash, and the death of Michael Jackson.
Cole also served as broadcast producer for Dateline. Over the years she produced some of Dateline's most notable broadcasts: "The Last Days of Jesus," “Secrets of the da Vinci Code” and "Eyewitness to History," a two-hour NBC News farewell to Tom Brokaw. She also produced Tom Brokaw documentaries on the detention of asylum seekers in the U.S., the Iraq War, and intelligence failures leading up the events of September 11th.
In addition to her work at NBC News, in 2000 Cole served as Vice President and Senior Executive Producer of programming for Pseudo.com, a pioneering streaming video website. At Pseudo, Cole oversaw ten hours a day of live, interactive programming on topics ranging from technology to pop culture to politics, including Pseudo's acclaimed coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
Cole began her career in journalism in 1989 as an intern for WNBC crime reporter, John Miller. She soon became a researcher for NBC News' Maria Shriver unit, working on her primetime specials and documentaries. She served as an associate producer for Dateline NBC from 1993 to 1997, and a segment producer for the magazine from 1997 to 2000 and 2001 to 2003.
She is the recipient of two Clarion Awards (1998 and 2002), a Gracie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement (2000), two Headliner Awards (2000 and 2005), an Overseas Press Club Award (2001), a Radio Television News Directors Association Award (2002), and a Sigma Delta Chi Award (2002).
Cole graduated from Vassar Collage in 1990, where she co-founded the campus TV station, VCTV. Cole lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, AETN Television VP of Broadband Strategy and Development, Christian Martin, and their two children.