Ema O’Connor


Ema O'Connor is the reproductive policy reporter at BuzzFeed News' Washington D.C. bureau. She reports on federal government activity and policy pertaining to abortion, women's health care, and religious freedom. Ema started at BuzzFeed three years ago as a breaking news reporter in New York, before joining the politics team. Before BuzzFeed, Ema was employed at The Guardian in London on the books desk. She graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor's degree in literature and art history before deciding to follow the real money-maker: journalism. She was born and raised in Manhattan, right next to the Seinfeld diner. You can find her work on buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor. Ema O'Connor is a 2019 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas grantees. She is working with Jessica Bal to report on the experiences of pregnant asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras who are deported.