Danielle Mackey



Based in San Salvador and New York.  Iowan.

Investigative, longform journalist interested in security and development in Central America and the U.S.  Storyteller.

My work has appeared in The Intercept, The New Yorker.com, Foreign Policy, The New Republic.com, and Le Monde Diplomatique, among others. I’m also part-time staff on the research team at The Intercept and Field of Visionand an interpreter/translator for various US media outlets and journalists.

I’ve spent most of the past decade in El Salvador. Former teacher, NGO worker and horse trainer. I’m grateful for the years I was able to live in Central America before writing about it; that time spent listening is the root of my journalism.

Diehard fan of the Latin American cuento/crónica; will stop everything, always, for kittens; have discovered life’s one objective truth: it’s always time for more coffee.

Finally, a brief service announcement for the teenage boys of Twitter: I am not Danielle Mackey the videogame whiz. I’m sure she’s great. But it’s for you guys that I use this damn three-name byline.


Contact me via email (dmack08@gmail.com), Skype (DanielaES85), Twitter, Facebook or Signal.

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