About

Danielle Mackey is a member of The New Yorker‘s editorial staff.

Investigative, longform journalist. Former freelancer based in El Salvador for the better part of twelve years.

My work has appeared online in The Intercept, The New Yorker and The Atlantic, among others. I was a contributor to the Honduran outlet Contracorriente.

My ongoing longterm project is about policing and gangs in El Salvador and in U.S. foreign policy. I’ve conducted years of reporting on this on grants from the Fund for Constitutional Government, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, and a Senior Fellow appointment at the Schuster Institute at Brandeis University. A second ongoing project is a group essay collection, which I am editing.

As a freelancer, I was on a team of Central American reporters in a multi-year investigation into regional corruption, supported editorially by the Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Periodística and financially by the International Women’s Media Foundation. I was also an adjunct professor in the journalism department at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx, and worked on the research team at The Intercept.

Fed by a steady diet of essays and crónicas, writing by feminists and queer folks and BIPOC, genre-benders, and the work of freelancer colleagues, who somehow stay afloat to keep us all informed.

Former NGO-worker and horse trainer. Alum of the NYU master’s program in Global Journalism and Latin American Studies. Property of the sassiest Salvadoran cat.

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Foto: Martín Cálix, Contracorriente

Contact me: dmack08@gmail.com or danielle_mackey@newyorker.com, by phone at 212-286-5417, or write for Signal number. Résumé here. I don’t have Twitter or Facebook.

PGP: 3AA4 8D50 809F ADB2 0A1C CCB1 B524 CDEB 5528 528A

Member:  Expert Network, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.
Investigative Reporters & Editors.
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists’ Association.

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