Nina has the George Foster Peabody Award, George Polk Award for excellence in journalism, and the Joan S. Barone Award for excellence in Washington-based national affairs/public policy reporting (the latter also in part for her coverage of the retirement of Justice Thurgood Marshall). The American Library Association presented her with its James Madison Award, given to those who “championed, protected, and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know”. She also earned the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting.
Nina has been honored seven times by the American Bar Association for excellence in legal reporting and won the first-ever Toni House award presented by the American Judicature Society for a career body of work, and was the first radio journalist to be honored by the National Press Foundation as Broadcaster of the Year. She has written articles for the Harvard Law Review (including tributes to Justices William J. Brennan, Jr. and Lewis Powell when they retired; The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine; the Christian Science Monitor; and numerous other legal and general circulation publications. She also contributed to the Jewish Women’s Archive’s online exhibit Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution