Siobhán O’Grady


Siobhán O'Grady is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, currently working at Foreign Policy magazine. At FP, her reporting focuses largely on West and Central Africa, including extensive coverage of the growing threat of Boko Haram militants in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad. She is especially interested in how weak governance influences religious extremism, and the ways extremism in turn interferes with democratic progress. She joined FP from the Houston Chronicle's Washington bureau, where she reported on border security, drug cartels, prison reform, and all things Ted Cruz. A Boston native, she holds a dual degree in political science and French from Dickinson College and has lived in Morocco and Cameroon. Her work has appeared on WBUR and in the Houston Chronicle, the San Antonio Express, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. She speaks fluent French but her name is Irish and it's pronounced Sha-VON.