Nicole Hong is a New York-based reporter for The Wall Street Journal, writing about New York area courts and prosecutors. Her coverage includes cybercrime and terrorism. She previously covered financial markets, focusing on markets in developing countries.  
In August 2016, Nicole wrote a criticism of men wearing cargo shorts, which went viral and drew the ire of many cargo shorts supporters across the internet. VICE (Magazine) even did a liveblog of the reading of her cargo shorts story. WSJ reporters also had a "cargo shorts day" at the office.