Fact-checker and journalist
Danielle Mackey is a journalist and fact-checker at The New Yorker. She formerly was an independent investigative journalist based in El Salvador for the better part of twelve years.
Mackey covers security and development in Central America and the United States. Her long-term investigations have focused on policing and gangs, U.S. foreign policy in Central America, and financial and political corruption in Honduras. Her work has been published online in U.S. outlets like the The Intercept, The New Yorker and The Atlantic.
She has been a grantee of the International Women’s Media Foundation, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, and the Fund for Constitutional Government, and a Senior Fellow at Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. She formerly worked as an Adjunct Lecturer in the journalism department at the City University of New York (CUNY) and on the research team at The Intercept, and she holds a Master in journalism and Latin American Studies from New York University.
Mackey is currently pursuing a long-term project about security polices, gangs and violence; and another about political corruption and financial crimes. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer in the journalism department at the City University of New York-Lehman College.
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