Erin Siegal McIntyre

Investigative Journalist @ESMcIntyre

For 15 years, Erin Siegal McIntyre has worked as a cross-platform investigative journalist and author. Before joining the faculty at UNC Chapel Hill in 2020, Siegal McIntyre was based in Tijuana, Mexico. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and other media outlets. Her book “Finding Fernanda” (Beacon Press 2012) was the basis for an hour-long CBS special investigation that won a 2015 Emmy, and was optioned by Lionsgate in 2022. Siegal McIntyre’s work has been supported by the Soros Foundation, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, the International Women’s Media Fund, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and others. From 2009 through 2019, she was a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. She has also held positions as a staff investigative reporter/producer for Univision’s Documentary unit and as a border reporter based in Tijuana/San Diego for the Fronteras Desk, a public radio collaboration of NPR affiliates along the southwest border. Siegal McIntyre is a Reuters contract photographer and was a United Nations staff photographer during the 2006 and 2009 General Assemblies. She holds degrees from Columbia University and Parsons School of Design in New York.

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