Sheelagh McNeill

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Sheelagh McNeill is the former Investigative Research Editor at The Intercept. She has nearly 20 years of research experience in a variety of roles held at ABC News, ProPublica, and the New York Times. She covers all beats from breaking news to investigative international stories. At the New York Times, her research supported front-page investigations into European countries funding Al Qaeda by paying ransom for the release of hostages, and a deep look at former Islamic State prisoners. While at the Times, she was lead researcher on award-winning stories as diverse as the privatization of prisons in New Jersey and the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. She has also worked as an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and as a researcher on several books, including "Audition" by Barbara Walters.