Sheelagh McNeill

Sheelagh McNeill is Research Editor at The Intercept. She has nearly 20 years research experience in a variety of roles held at ABC News, ProPublica and most recently 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 New York 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. Sheelagh has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and has worked as a researcher on several books including Barbara Walter’s book, “Audition.”

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